Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Wordless Wednesday: Fashion show

This post of comic relief is brought to you by the department of "I was dressed by my father."


Do you like the stylish "back" pocket there? And how about the lovely and fashionable bodysuit closure over the pants?

Personally, I think the man should actually get credit for the fact that in seven plus years of parenting this is only the second piece of photographic evidence of his misadventures in child couture.

Your turn-- fess up to some of the more colorful ensembles you've perpetrated (on self or others) or that have been perpetrated on you.

15 comments:

niobe said...

Since I didn't really see anything wrong with the outfit until you pointed it out, I guess there's no need to go into detail about my numerous fashion faux pas.

Magpie said...

Funny - I remember several times when my husband did the same bodysuit over the pants business.

Tash said...

Seriously, WTF is it with men dressing kids? I hate falling back on these stupid stereotypes, but I feel like every time I have an a.m. appt. and the Mr. is in charge, I go and pick her up from school and discover . . . . she's worn a paper thin skirt with no tights on a day when the high is 25; shoes that are designated "dress up only" because they're hard to keep on or flash or something; something two sizes too small ("Where did you find that?!" Ans: "She pulled it out of the goodwill pile!"); underwear that she's managed to put on with the leg opening around her waist; I could go on. And the answer I always get when I give the WTF face is "there are some things that aren't worth fighting."

Um, buddy, frostbite is worth fighting.

Glad to know this isn't just a freak thing found in my house. Will start to keep photographic evidence.

Ruta said...

My mother is an opera singer and was on a six-week tour when my kindergarten picture was taken. The photo shows that my father sent me to school in a purple dress that was at least a size too small, orange (BURNT ORANGE) tights, pink sneakers, one pigtail immediately above my right ear, the other pigtail below my left ear and towards the back of my head, and ribbons of bright green yarn (that late 70s/early 80s fat yarn)... My mother pinned my and my sisters' clothes together into outfits before she went on her next tour.

My Reality said...

At least he is dressed.

christina(apronstrings) said...

oh that's too funny. k puts cate in the most insane clothes. i love it. but, he also is so cute about it. he thinks i put her in a dress too often. so when he stays home with her on firdays-he calls it "casual cate fridays" and he puts her in jeans and a t-shirt. which is often his alumni t-shirt-that is like a dress. i keep thinking i should take a picture--and now i have to b/c yours is priceless.

Hope's Mama said...

Look at that big boy Julia. He's beautiful.
xo

Amelie said...

Niobe's comment made me laugh.
Your boy is so grown-up already, Julia!
I can't remember any funny clothing results from when I was little, only perhaps from when I was a teenager, but I'd rather not think about those.

Wabi said...

My girls are old enough to dress themselves crazily, so my husband is off the hook on that front.

He does seem to have trouble sorting out what clothes belong to which female in our house, though. Even though the size difference between a 38 year old, five year old, and two year old makes it pretty obvious to the rest of us who owns what. So I keep finding my socks in Big A's drawer, and --worse still -- size 5T unde.rpants keep ending up in my dresser.

I tend not to make fun in front of him, though, because at least he is doing the laundry!

Lollipop Goldstein said...

I should photograph some of the inventions and I'm now sorry I didn't. They're usually mismatched colour-wise. Though that onesie snapped over the pants is priceless.

Rosepetal said...

ha ha
what I noticed first was how gorgeous he is.

jgfellow said...

With our first, we had several outfits which, depended on how you did up the buttons, were either a play outfit, a nightgown or (in my hands) a yurt with openings for wings and tail.

akeeyu said...

Uh, Sam actually dresses the girls much better than I do. Like, in clothes that match.

I'd rather not have my shame immortalized on the Internet, but suffice to say, I have photographs of each of the girls inspecting their finery and glaring at me as if to say "Mama, tell the truth. Did you dress me by braille?"

christyna said...

HA HA HA HA HA oh my! I laughed for a few minutes looking at this!
whew good stuff.

um, not by my doing but Anders used to go out in public in FULL spiderman costume all year long age 4 and 5, I let him, whatever, he's shoot imaginary webs at cars on the rode next to us, crawl sneakily through quick check when i stopped for coffee, karate chop random garden plants in neighborhood gardens during a walk. these days (8 1/2 yrs old) he made me buy this pack of "mega brows" it has in it a black unibrow, a set of red "angry scottish" eye brows and a set of albert einstein gray mustache sized brows. He proceeded to tell my sister and i we have to wear them on the car ride home, so we did. and every day since he has asked at some point in the day to wear "his unibrow" and even goes outside in it...kids...it's not just Dad's making them look ridiculous anymore ha haha

christyna said...

I have a pic, I'm posting in on my page...enjoy