Yesterday the three of us went on a mission to find some Yogi clothes. Not.easy. Here’s the back story…..
I thought we were having a girl. For sure. I probably thought this bc I have absolutely no experience with little boys and couldn’t imagine having one of my own. I was the oldest of lots of little girl cousins and somehow probably 90% of the kids that I babysat for in middle/high school/college were girls. I just don’t know anything about little boys.
And then Yogi arrived and I think that boys are the new black. In fact, if we decide to jump into this whole TTC thing again I hope we have another boy. I’m sold. But…… the clothes.
WARNING – BLATANT STEREOTYPES AHEAD
No one would ever call me a fashionista. In fact, I care about fashion and clothes really only to the extent that they are a part of gender presentation. This is a long-winded way of explaining that I have never had any interest in traditionally masculine/boy clothing. I am fascinated by the butch aesthetic and female masculinity and I also love, love, love a more feminine look in men. I also have some love for traditional femininity bc for whatever reason that is where I land. In the midst of these divisions I have made, the only one that I’m not so into is traditional masculinity. And now….. I have a boy.
He’s not yet a month old and I know that this clothes thing is going to be a struggle. So much of this stuff is just bad. I mean why does a 1 month old really need to wear camo? Or a Future Quarterback onesie? I’m all for people expressing themselves in their own way, but that stuff is clearly not for me. I mean if he grows up to celebrate the beauty of camouflage that is one thing, but I’m not going to inflict it on him. So, where does that leave me?
No, it’s not an important issue but contemplating it in the breaks between Yogi fussiness has been a fun distraction. I’m including some pictures of some of the cute stuff.
It’s hard to create a good fashion spread with a 4 week old, but this is the best I could do. I think this little onesie is adorable.
This is another that I love on him. It’s my favorite of the decidedly boy (not unisex) outfits. Yogi looks lovely in gray and navy.