Project Alicia : Biting My Tongue.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Biting My Tongue.

Has your hubs ever bought your kid some article of clothing that you hated?

Only to have your kid think it's the best thing EVER.

And want to wear it every. single. day.

Clean or Dirty.

Despite the fact it was really too big.

And you HATED it. Loathed it. Wanted to burn it. Cringed inside every single time they put it on.

And had to put your foot down when they wanted to wear it to church?

Well, here it is in all it's glory...

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I'm biting my tongue so I don't seem like a crazy.

It's summer.

And there are worse things.

But dang. Seriously. What were these designers thinking? I think maybe I should have a word or two with them. These were marketed for boys?

Oh, and by the way... Hubs thinks that it's a "good looking shirt" and that you will agree and "give him some props" or some nonsense like that.

I'd like to think I have better fashion sense. You be the judge.

43 comments:

  1. Ha!! They always want "props" for their fashion sense, don't they? I love how he looks SO happy in his shirt, and I am wondering if maybe the coolness has more to do with who picked it out for him than how it looks?

    My hubby has picked out very few clothing items for the kids, but I do remember a very ugly Lifesaver Roll-like onesie when my son was a baby! Bright, bright colors...in bands around his little body!

    Ugh...

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  2. ha! my kid wouldnt be wearing it! or... more correctly- I would be biting my tongue right along with you... *sigh*

    ;)

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  3. I don't think its THAT bad for a boy...lol...

    I so know what you mean...I have two girls with a man I can't stand anyway...and he is with a woman that has no kids and so likes to play dressup or something with mine...The crap they come home with is insane...Wedge heels for a 7 year old??...Really...ugh...fancy dresses they have no place to where....& he always gets them the wrong size!

    at least you like the person that bought the shirt...hahaha

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  4. I love how happy he looks in his shirt, but I am with you on it not being something I would have bought for my boys LOL. But, like you I would be bitting my tongue too, because it would be hard to make that happy face sad for something so trivial.

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  5. Your son looks too happy to begrudge him the shirt. Maybe a little later this summer, the shirt can have a little "bleach" accident. It would be perfect if your son was helping with the laundry and ruined it himself...

    Overall, this is not a big thing and he is enjoying the "great" shirt your husband picked out for him. Be glad he did not get you a similar shirt :)

    Lunachance

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  6. You know what makes up for the not so loveable shirt, how happy your son looks in it. When they feel happy it shines through anything...clearly lol! I can understand where you are coming from when you hate an article of clothing that makes you just want to cringe lol

    P.s you should visit my recent blog, its related to my experience at the dermatologist..I was actually thinking of your blogs when I wrote it.

    S.

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  7. That shirt is AWESOME!

    {ha ha}


    Ashton has a shirt that says "Don't blame me...the monkey made me do it" with a big picture of a cartoon monkey on it. I bought it second hand to WEAR TO BED. Chris let him wear it to school one day last year! I about died when I picked him up!

    Sam

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  8. haha I feel your pain because I know it all too well.....you could always "lose it in the wash" ...something I do regualry ;)

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  9. baby e says, "I LOVE that shirt!!"

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  10. I thought you were talking about having to wear something your family got for you! LOL! See, this isn't so bad in comparison!

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  11. thanks for the smile. i will give your husband props on the giving but, the choice of gift is a little iffy. maybe it is a father/son bond thing...that is a great gift. props for that as well.

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  12. Ugh, I know exactly what you mean!! I know hubs is secretly disappointed that we didn't have a son, so he projects that onto our 2 daughters by buying them masculine crap that is supposed to pass as clothing. He got our younger daughter a set of Garanimals PJs years ago...from the boys section. Blue camoflauge. I DO NOT LIKE CAMOFLAUGE!! I feel that if you aren't in the military, there is no use for it. But she just loved those ugly things TO DEATH. Would wear them everywhere, everyday, all the time. Didn't matter if they hadn't been washed in a week. Didn't matter if she just took them off to bathe herself....she wanted to put them back on again afterwards!! So I definitely feel your pain. Here's hoping he sees the shirt's true colors (LOL) very soon!

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  13. My husband don't buy any clothes without me being with him to decide but I do get clothes from family members for the children and sometimes it's also stuff which I really really hate and then the children want to wear them like everyday :(

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  14. I give him props for buying the shirt. :)

    This has happened on several occasions, but for much more (and less than shirts). My husband gets the brilliant idea to buy a pirate game that I don't think is all that fun, but happens to be a favorite among him and the kids of the fam. It goes on to food, desert, movies, you name it.

    You have to just breathe in and let it go...

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  15. How funny -- my most recent post is about kids and clothes....

    As for this shirt: yet another reason to ban the husband from these kinds of errands. The true source of blame should be these designer types who have decided that 10 year olds need to look like some older, Goth-ish skateboarder type (or at least what you think of when you think older, Goth-ish skateboarder type). What happened to collared shirts and plaid shorts?? Dockside shoes? The sweater knotted around the neck? ;)

    You son looks really proud (is that the right word?) though, so there's something. It's about independence and all that, right?

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  16. Oh wow...my hubs fashion sense is horrible...HORRIBLE!! That one might get lost in the wash.

    Lots of yummy love,
    Alex aka Ma What's for Dinner
    www.mawhats4dinner.com

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  17. It is awful to me -- for a boy or a girl or for a rag to wash the car with. I agree with Ma What's 4 Dinner. It may just disappear.

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  18. Lime green, bold, and completely obnoxious. It's too bad the kiddo loves wearing it!!

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  19. It's not horrible, but not great. It's a little busy for my liking :) I've learned that clothes are not a battle I want to fight with my children. For now. Teenage years? may be a different story.

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  20. Oh my. {giggle} Sorry, hubs. Can't give you props on this one.

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  21. I love it when hubbies try so hard...mine dresses my daughter (18mths) every once in awhile and she always comes out with a fancy dress ( and it's an around the house Tuesday )and her hair mangle into a haphazard, tangled elastic...lol!

    It's not their strong suit...at all!! But I love the effort :)

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  22. A lot of moms go through it, but I haven't hit a point yet where Kate wants to wear the same thing over and over.

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  23. The boys love anything Dad gives them! I think it's a father/son thing.

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  24. Ha! Look at it this way... at least the colors complement your son's lovely skin tone! =)

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  25. I give him props for trying...but that shirt is very busy!

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  26. Boys, what can do you with 'em huh? I like that the shirt says "Hawaii" because that's where I'm from, but there's a bit too much to take in, too much going on actually. But huge props to your husband :-D

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  27. LOL! My hubby thinks he has better fashion sense than me =)

    I think that shirt is cool because it looks like it says Hawaii on it =)

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  28. I TOTALLY feel your pain...my 6 year old son has a mind of his own when it comes to his fashion sense and I just try to grin and bear it. I draw a line at some point though! Regardless, your son is such a cutie! =)
    www.foundinmycloset.blogspot.com

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  29. Too funny - The shirt isn't as bad as others I have had to deal with. I think my stepson loves to dress just to irritate me (I know that isn't true, but... plaids don't go together just because they are plaids!!!!) Personally I think that shirt is actually tame compared to what I had to see him go to school in last year.

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  30. Hey, it could be worse, right?

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  31. Hahaha!!! That's too funny! I wouldn't buy that shirt either...but men have a different fashion sense than we do. What can ya do??

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  32. it is busy isn't it? But your boy is so cute that he is actually pulling it off. seriously. I'm sure you want to light it on fire while he is sleeping one night but once he gets some new clothes for school, he will hopefully get over the hawaii shirt. lol

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  33. yeah, sometimes you just have to pick your battles! With the little kids AND the big one :) Everything my husband buys for our boys is camo. and I do mean everything! This shirt would probably get "lost" if my husband brought it home.

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  34. Hi Alicia,
    That's funny.
    He likes it, so let him wear it - A LOT! - especially when you are going fishing or camping! Then he will wear it out and it will fade and be too tattered to wear to school - that's the goal!
    ;)
    You know, It wouldn't be completely horrible if it was all green but I think the 2 tone puts it over the top!
    Brenda

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  35. Thank goodness at Eddie's age I can still veto ugg-o shirts. But there are people I just know will give him "lovely" shirts that E will love and I will just have to smile and nod and try not to be meanie mom about it!

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  36. Oh, GIRL!!! This shirt is awesome compared to the t-shirts my husband buys for my GIRLS!! They are NASCAR t-shirt for crying out loud!!! LOL!!!

    Your son does look dashing wearing that t-shirt he is so proud of. =)

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  37. Ummm yeah I agree with you! But I guess if it makes hubby and your son happy then I guess its not so bad...and he would look cute in anything! My hubby has never bought any clothes for the kids..he wouldn't have a clue so consider yourself lucky in that respect!

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  38. That shirt rocks! Had to give props to the guys, you know.

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  39. Just be thankful he is wearing clothes and not running around naked with his guns a blazin :)

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  40. Ha-ha! Sometimes my husband buys HIMSELF ridiculous clothes.

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  41. I actually was expecting something much worse. He looks so happy and cute in it...I think he makes it work:) But I can certainly understand where you're coming from.

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  42. They mean well, but yes, sometimes their fashion sense leaves a while hell of a lot to be desired.

    Burn that shirt ASAP, please.

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  43. Oh he does look so happy. It's not that bad I'm not so sure about the camo he's paired it with. I have many bite my tounge and turn the other way moments c:

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