I've been grappling with pink since Baby was born. Pink blankets, pink onesies, pink bath towels, pink toys, pink socks, pink bibs. We didn't find out if we were having a boy or a girl, so I was lucky to have a bunch of yellow, green, and white stuff on hand or I would have gone apeshit. I don't love pink. It's a fine color, but everything in moderation would be better. It's particularly puzzling because: Babies love bold graphic patterns and high contrast colors, so what's with all the … [Read more...] about Unfiltered Thoughts: From Babies to Babes?
A few years ago, I scored these really cute jeans at the second-hand shop, but I never wore them until this week. I don't remember if I ever even tried them on at the store, but it doesn't matter - between gaining weight in recent years and then that whole being pregnant thing, they were aspirational jeans, left in a pile with all the other "maybe someday I'll fit into these" clothes. I found them when I was packing away my "winter" clothes (I do live in PHX, so 'winter' clothes, not actual … [Read more...] about Card Carrying Member of the Mom (Jeans) Club
Last night was the annual Westminster Dog Show, and while I love dogs, I don't love the event. The whole idea of a "purebred" just leaves a bad taste in my mouth. My three dogs are all rescue dogs, and that's all I would ever have, so the idea that people would pursue some idealized neurotic purebred rather than rescue a well-deserving, loving, smart, athletic fuzzermuffin from their local shelter is beyond comprehension. But there is something I do love about watching the event: the … [Read more...] about Designer Dogs, Discount Shoes
Why, oh why, is everything in the world of baby girls' clothing pink? Pink is a fine color. But it is only one of thousands of hues. It's kind of ridiculous. Once you get to toddler sizes, there's a beautiful world of whimsical purples, playful oranges, and bold, vibrant primary colors. So why is it that clothing manufacturers presume I'm insecure about people asking me how old "he" is or telling me "he's" a cutie, and insist that I clothe her in all pink? Why don't they let that be my … [Read more...] about More Pink, Please