Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Proudly pulling off the polkadot.

I do not remember what it is like to shop independently. To casually stroll through clothing racks without a baby pulling a sweater or two from the wall, as he expresses a wide-eyed "uh oh!" while the plastic hangers clatter to the ground. Seemingly, clothing stores are the most child-inaccessible places, as all the racks and tables are thisclose to one another, making stroller maneuvers next to impossible without taking out a stack of jeans or pile of camisoles. Undoubtedly, this is a strategic measure to ensure that their stores are toddler free, though I would suggest just widening the aisles a tad so the sales associate doesn't have to scramble after me cleaning up the mess of clothes I leave in our wake as I apologetically make my way to the exit.

These days, shopping isn't so much a pleasurable event as it is a race against the clock to see if I can make it in and out of stores without visiting a little town us parents know as Meltdownville. It's right next to Imgonnathrowatantrum City, in case you wondered. To avoid both, I am usually forced to provide edible entertainment via a lollipop or ridiculously overpriced Auntie Ann's pretzel sticks. Both require extensive wipedowns post consumption and vigorous teeth-brushing when we get home. I am not proud of this routine, but I also need to be able to buy a new bra every once in five years in peace. (You think I kid. And a nursing one doesn't count.) Plus, I consider it a service to fellow patrons, as a lollipop guarantees his mouth is preoccupied and nary a whine can escape when there's a root beer dum dum to enjoy.

So we went to the mall today, and in addition to the bi-decade undergarment I acquired, I also am a complete SUCKER for baby jammies. I dare you to argue that there's anything cuter than a freshly bathed munchkin in fleece footy pajamas. They happened to be on sale for $3.99 a pair at The Children's Place, so I snatched up a couple of keepers and couldn't wait until bedtime to zip him into a pair. As you can see.

So, goodnight BFFs. I'm off to snuggle with the cutest, polkadotiest little bear you ever did see.

9 comments:

Jennifer Harris said...

We LOVE Children's Place footed jammies and that's pretty much what Austin wears to bed every night. I may need to make a mall trip to check out those sale racks!! Love the polka dots!

Lea Liz said...

Love love the polka dot jammies and I love childrens place jammies so I think I need to go get Brody some, he is outgrowing al of his!!

Northern Mama from the South said...

So cute! I love, love Children's Place and Gap pj's. Our favorites for sure!

Biz said...

You need to head over to a Kohl's, like 60% of the store was just marked down to clearance (70-90% off). I bought some things for Sam for a DOLLAR.

They have lots of Carters fleece footie jammies too...

Rachie (Walker's Mom) said...

I gotta get to The Children's Place stat!!! Your bedding is so fun and pretty by way:).

Nat said...

Ahhh I love polka dots on babies, well I guess little boys- I can't believe how big he is getting!

Nicole said...

ahhhh shopping independently- i dont even know what that is anymore! All i know is racing through Target as fast as I can before Avery starts trying to get out of the shopping cart! this post made me laugh so hard!

Lindsay Alexander Photography said...

You are too funny. I just bought my first post-nursing bra a few weeks ago. I was in DESPERATE need.

Oh how i love to snuggle my boy in jammies. Nothing better!

I could squeeze your polk-a-dotted Becks by the way:)

Yllaine said...

Wow, that is nice. I like the design of that little piece. Love polka dots. I love going to Feather Baby to shop baby clothes for my two nieces. Babies are all adorable so I don't mind spending. :)