There have been many, many times when Ada has been mistaken for a boy. I don't blame the strangers. We don't dress her in particularly feminine clothing or colors. We don't do much with her hair besides the occasional whale spout. At least to me, babies -- boy or girl -- look relatively gender neutral for the most part.
We were in the checkout line at CVS last week when a woman passionately remarked how "handsome" Ada is . . . and I decided then and there to stop correcting in situations like these. Instead, I smile, say thanks, and move on with my day.
My mom, on the other hand, made sure everyone knew I was a girl. Well. Not purposefully. She's just really into frills. I was dressed in lace and bows -- even for bedtime.
I suppose it's no surprise that of the few baby outfits she kept from those days in the early 1980s, this one made the cut. I thought it'd be fun to play a bit of dress-up with Ada and capture it for the memory books.
Whether or not you're into the whole girly clothes trend, I will never understand why these weird bonnets were ever in style!
So, there's a little fun for your Friday. Speaking of baby clothes, I have already decided I am going to keep key outfits and make a quilt someday. Something to hold onto. Perhaps even baby quilts for my children's children. Who knows!
Have you dressed your little one in your baby clothes? Or in your partner's? It's cute and hilarious. If you haven't tried it, you should!
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