How to Dress a Boy

Before I begin this post, I just had to laugh about a comment made on the last video I posted.  Someone said that they never imagined me with a Southern accent.  Ha!!  I sure try hard to tame it, but its rather unruly!

Ok, speaking of Southern, don't you just love a John-John.  Especially with smocking!?

picture courtesy of Kelly's Kids
Well, I do.  My girls have worn it since the day they were born.  Ella has finally reached the age where she is starting to complain about wearing the long, gorgeous bishop dresses but she will oblige me most Sunday mornings.  Before Jack was born I warned Erik that Jack was going to be wearing smocked clothes.  At least until he was 3 or 4.  He still argues with me about it, but I'm the one who buys the clothes and dresses him most days.

When Lucy got sick, dressing my baby boy was one of the things that I had to let go of (I know not to end a sentence in a preposition, but I'm tired and can't think right now).  Anyway, I digress.....So, baby boy had a closet full of smocked things that I had bought before he was born in preparation for a infant/toddler-hood full of precious smocked clothing wearing.  Now that I'm home I do try to dress him as cute as a button, but I have to admit that reaching in the closet for a smocked outfit is the last things that usually crosses my mind. Church is a given.  Smocked John-John or long all, knee socks and white shoes.  But for normal days, I find myself grabbing a t-shirt and cargo shorts with his Keens or tennis shoes.

Hoodie, cords and beautiful blue eyes.  

Star Wars tee from Old Navy, sweat shorts from Gymboree and Tennies


My favorite camo shorts from Baby Gap and red Canada shirt from my internet pal, Jenn.
But in all honesty, this is what he would rather wear...


He wears his smocking so little, that I don't even have a great picture to show you.  But I did find one on my phone of him with his Memphis Tigers longall.  Even though we stunk it up last night in Tournament play, we still love our Tigers.


In the end, it doesn't matter what this sweet boy wears.  This smile is all he needs!



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