When you have a baby, especially your first baby, a lot of people buy you (much appreciated) presents. And a lot of those presents are baby clothes. Sweet, cute baby clothes.
There were several outfits (including the mandatory sailor suit) that J.J. received as gifts that my husband was determined his son wouldn't wear, due to their "feminine" appearance. Apparently, it's ok for daddy to dress as Tinkerbell on live television, but a powder blue gingham romper might encourage Joe Jr. to bat for the other team.
Despite his father's concern, J.J. has worn all of his outfits, and has grown out of all of the "questionable" ones. Heck, he's grown out of pretty much everything.
So, Joe stopped at Kohl's last night to look at ties. I told him to check out the sales racks in the infants department and get anything in a 12 or 18 months that he thought would be good for J.J. I figured he'd enjoy picking some cute (sports-themed) rompers for his little guy.
He got home and showed me all of the outfits, one by one. A cute pin-striped baseball jumper, a pair of Halloween pajamas, things that make you go "Awwwwww!".
One of the things he got was a long-sleeved blue and white body suit.
With a butterfly applique that says "sweet thing".
And a ruffle at the collar and cuffs.
After he showed it to me, he asked (with some concern), "Is this for a girl?"
I said, "Well, it's blue, but yeah, it's pretty girly."
"Well, J.J. will still look cute in it."
So, be sure to say hello if you see me around Nashville. I'll be the one with the cross-dressing baby.