Monday, July 12, 2010

Dressed to impress

I don't know about other Moms, but I have a hard time really dressing little babies. Don't get me wrong, I love to look at and imagine sweet little put-together outfits, but I just have not generally put them on my kids for long. Those decorative little dresses or accessories may sounds like a good idea, but both of my kids have mostly worn onesies for most of the first year of life. They sleep so much, I feel badly leaving them in much else! I mean, who wants to nap in a dress or a pair of jeans and shoes? Some of the outfits, while not uncomfortable, are simply not practical. For example, why wear something cute as a newborn when you are likely to have to change it after the diaper explodes, and if the diaper doesn't explode, you know you will change said diaper about 15 times in a 24-hour period? Ellie's little dresses seem comfy enough, and they aren't much hassle. She wore one to church, but she just ended up chewing on it, and when nap time came around, we just worried she would pull it up over her face and get disoriented! The exception would be what you see pictured, an outfit donned so that we could get a picture of the shoes while they fit Ellie. I mean, they are sooo cute, but what use does she have for little sneakers?! I thought she might humor me and wear them for a little while, but she was unhappy for most of the time she was wearing them. I tried to imagine how heavy they must feel on Ellie's very busy, kicking feet, and I took pity. She probably got quite a workout with those little weights!

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