Daddy's Pride / Clothes

  • The Amazing Spider-Man

    I use to wonder who let their children wear costumes in the park, and why did this happen? Well, now I don't anymore. Now I completely understand. :) Last week we let our son be the boy behind the mask. We let him wear his costume in public weeks before Halloween so he gets comfortable in it. We are making sure he does not have a meltdown like last year's Halloween where he threw his costume on the floor. And my wife and I don't want to be the parents who get dressed up for this day when their own child is in street clothes. :) So, this year, we double checked, and will probably triple check that the Spider-Man costume will be okay for the big day. So far so good. Let's see how it goes next week.

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  • Donate

    The little man's birthday is around the corner, and that means we have to start making room for his new stuff like clothes, toys, and books. Can't keep everything....right? :) So, all those things he's stopped using or playing with needs to go somewhere. We decided that we can donate his stuff rather than throwing them in the trash can. There are so many children that can still enjoy his clothes, toys, and books. Here are a few places that we found outside of the local establishments, and we hope you will find it useful:  Clothes; Salvation Army: www.salvationarmyusa.org Clothes; Goodwill: www.goodwill.org Books; Got Books: www.gotbooks.com Books; American Library Association: www.ala.org Toys; Toys for Tots: www.toysfortots.org Toys; Donation Town: www.donationtown.org

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  • Time To Let Go

    A long time ago, we bought our son a hooded zip up sweatshirt from my college alma mater, the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). The design is very simple. It just has the school's name and logo. Whenever my son wears this hoodie, I get really excited. And sometimes I purposely will match my son by wearing the adult version of his sweatshirt. So, about 4-5 months ago, his hoodie fit perfectly. It was not too big and not too small. It had enough breathing room, and in regards to function, it was nice and warm. Also, it was never a challenge when we put the sweatshirt on him. His arms would easily slip into the sleeves, and the length of the sleeves perfectly matched the length of his arms. Nowadays, our son is way too big for this particular sweatshirt. We can't zip up the hoodie, and his stomach kind of bulges out. However, I still try to make him wear it. I kind of make sure he fits into it, and I tell my wife it's meant to be form fitting. :) I know it's time to let go, but I really do enjoy seeing him in my school colors. It will be a sad day when he really can't wear the RISD hoodie.

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  • Barefoot

    A few weeks ago we bought our son a pair of sneakers. My wife and I really like them however our son doesn't feel the same way. The little caveman prefers to run around barefoot. The reason why he chooses not to wear them is because he can't walk with them on. The weight of the sneakers throws his balance off, and he probably misses the feeling he gets when his feet touch the floor. So, we have to teach him how to walk with sneakers, and not take them off. He easily takes off the velcro. Perhaps laces may be better. I would never have imagined having to do this as a parent.

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  • Pants

    The drop in temperature means only one thing....we need buy our son some pants. Yesterday, while changing my son, I realized that none of his pants actually fit him. They are either too small or too big. I guess this will happen throughout his growing process. So, we will probably hit the mall. I tend to not like shopping, but my son's needs are a higher priority than whatever I would like to do. This is the weekend plan...unless I am able to convince my wife that our son can continue to wear his summer shorts.

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  • Stripe Indicator

    Like most parents, we have opted to use disposal diapers for our baby, and I think you all know why we use them. Now, there are many types of diapers. But for the past 5+ months we have opted to use the diapers that have a stripe indicator which tells us that our son has just handled his business. I have to say, this indicator is great. We don’t have to undo his whole outfit just to see if he’s wet or not. Now that we are getting use to the whole diaper changing thing, we are now facing a minor inconvenience. Our baby boy is getting to a weight for which the stripe indicator is no longer available on the diaper. For some reason, it seems that the diaper manufacturers decided that parents do not need this indicator anymore to tell if the baby needs to be changed once they are more than 18 pounds. I guess we now have to rely on our sense of touch, smell, sight, and interpretation of our son’s look of discomfort. Bye bye stripe indicator.

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  • Growing

    He’s growing so fast! Take a look at what he wore the day he came home from the hospital and his current outfit.

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  • Drool

    My son is drooling so much. It’s a never ending faucet. He not only manages to get it on his clothes, but also on the wife’s clothes and my clothes. Sometimes it’s on our chest, shoulder, back, stomach…it’s everywhere. I think we may have a St. Bernard puppy living in the house.

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  • No More Froggy

    My son is growing so fast that he is quickly going through all of his outfits. I have to learn how not to get attached to any of his outfits. I am especially fond of his froggy jumpsuit, which I shared with you all on the blog before he was born. But he will soon be too big too fit into this. It seems like just yesterday when I selected that outfit for him. My son is growing up so fast and I am trying to cherish each moment. The poor guy puts up with me snapping a ton of photos in order to capture his adorable looks forever. I am sure one day he will protest against me snapping photos.

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  • Fashion

    My wife chooses my son’s outfits. I have to say, she dresses him up pretty cute. He’s like a cuddly kola bear in his polar fleece jumpers. Many of his outfits seem to be decorated with cute animals, and attached animal feet. Some of his outfits are the color turquoise or what I call “Miamiesque” South Beach colors. I wonder at what age he will start to challenge his mother’s fashion sense, and color schemes. When will his sense of style start to emerge? I know our nieces started to be fashion divas at age 3. Will this apply to boys? Or do boys let their mothers dress them up and buy their clothes until they go to school? high school? college? I know if my wife had her way, she will be dressing him up until he’s in grad school. However, at some point she will just have to be satisfied with buying my clothes. She seems to understand what my sense of style is and buys according to my taste. I remember that my mother made me wear a bright red shirt for Christmas which still brings up horrific memories. I think I developed my sense of style in first grade. Looking back some of my fashion decisions were not so fabulous, but at least they were my choices. I know my style has changed frequently over the years, and I think I will encourage my son to be his own person, and wear what he wants to wear (within reason).

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  • Laundry

    Our son seems to love burping and spitting up all over our bed sheets, his clothes, and our clothes several times a day. We seem to be doing endless loads of laundry due to this tiny 10 pound family member.

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  • Merry Christmas

    Merry Christmas! This morning my son woke me up because he was hungry. Sooner than we know it, his eagerness to open up presents will over shadow his hunger. We got him a few things, however I think all he wants for Christmas is milk. It satisifies both his hunger and serves as his present.

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  • Hats

    My son does not like to wear hats. Every time we put a hat or even a blanket on his head he squeals. People say you lose most of your heat through your head. How can I convince a newborn to wear this accessory for these chilly winter months?

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  • Pre-Thanksgiving

    Tomorrow my son will be having his first thanksgiving. As a parent I will do my best having additional turkey, mash potatoes, and pecan pie. Just for him of course!

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  • Baby Store

    Today my wife and I walked into a baby clothing store for the first time after our son’s arrival. As I walked in the store, I had a feeling that something was different. I immediately felt that the baby store was a natural place for me to shop. The difference between today’s browsing and our baby shopping prior to his birth is that he now truly exists. Before it felt like we were buying things for an imaginary person. We had no idea what to really buy. We did not know what clothes would fit him. As I looked at all the clothes today I could easily see him wearing the different types of attire. I have also become more aware of which types of clothing are easy to put on a baby, and which clothes are truly a pain in the neck. I have become more interested and excited in shopping for the little guy.

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  • College Reunion

    Attended my 10 year college reunion. It was nice to see some old college friends. My wife got to explore her old college stomping grounds too. We picked up a few things for our son.

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  • Baby's Bag

    For those of you that read my blog yesterday, here are few more details. My wife texted me yesterday, and said “Your blog was funny today. What’s even funnier is that the bag is not mine. Its for our baby.” Her bag was the bigger one in the corner that I did not see. So, my wife is packed, my baby is packed, and I guess it is time for me to pack. Since I don’t like carrying extra bags, I will try to sneak in some clothes into the baby’s bag.

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  • Baby Footwear

    I guess he’s all set with footwear courtesy of my sister-in-law. The TEVA looking sandals are my personal favorite.

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  • Thanksgiving Outfit

    I think I found my son’s Thanksgiving outfit!!!

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  • Clothes Organizer

    I sure do love how companies advertise their products. According to this picture, I can organize my child’s clothes in a clean, minimalistic, and accessible way. However, my son (who is not even born yet) already has more clothes than I do. Their is no way that his clothes will fit into this.

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