October 13, 2009

My Last Doll, or A Fashion Show

One of the things that bummed me out the most about having an adorable son, instead of an adorable daughter, was the fact that I would not get to play with my American Girls dolls with my child. People have reassured me that boys can be nurturing—tucking in cars, carrying penguins, and asking for baby dolls. That’s all well and good, but if anyone is not familiar with the American Girls Collection, just check this out and then let me know if a red-blooded American Boy could get away with playing with these with his mom. Maybe in a darkened secret corner of our home.

Anyway, in lieu of that, I’ve enjoyed playing with my own American Boy, who came complete with a ton of great clothes. The wee one is now six inches taller than an American Girl, and we are just starting to enter a warmer world of clothing. So, instead of his traditional onesie, I present the new Cool in overalls, jeans, and pants. For now, I will enjoy dressing and playing with my own little doll.

Overalls and sweaters—a perfect, little, preppy ready for school!

Guitars are a favorite theme in our clothing—this one is as comfy as sweatpants, and involves the world of two separate pieces of clothing. (Mr. Cool took these, hence the shirt not quite pulled down.)

Hoodies and jeans—this will be his uniform in a few years, if male fashion doesn’t change a lot soon. His shirt reads, “Sleep, hugs, and rock & roll.”


The Coach said...

Awesome guitar shirts! Also - playing with dolls in a "darkened secret corner" will not help the boy's psyche. It's cool if he appreciates your American Girls Doll collection, but maybe secluded playing will lend it an air of shamefulness.

Jennifer Miller said...

Lol - what an adorable little boy :) I love his smile! So much like his Dad!

Lynn Trew said...

The Westerman boys all lived in Oshkosh B'gosh overalls... I can't wait to buy them for my grandsons! Gosh- Lincoln is cute!