Saturday, August 04, 2007

Spotty Dog

Oh, Spotty Dog...how I love you Spotty Dog.

I found Spotty Dog outfit before Jacob was born, just hanging there ready to be purchased. I don't know what it was, exactly, that I loved about it, the blue stripes maybe? The fuzzy puppy dog? Might have been the cute little paw prints right on the rump, but either way, I loved it. My love was crushed, though, when the only one left was the wrong size AND had a big tear around the dog. I was thrilled months later when my mother's neighbor at that time presented me with Spotty Dog all wrapped in blue paper and ribbons AND it was the right size. Spotty Dog was a constant fixture in the boy's drawers their first three months. Jacob had his first portraits taken in it:

Adam also wore it quite a bit.....


Before Elizabeth was born I fetched it, washed it, and folded it lovingly in the chiffarobe ready for our new baby's arrival. I even thought of it not long after she was born and was just a tad sad that Spotty Dog would sit lonely, unworn, with no baby boy to wear it.

But then I thought, why can't my daughter wear it?

So I dressed my daughter in Spotty Dog and enjoyed it all day.



I have never had so much fun as when confusing the church ladies we ran into at the supermarket who now don't know whether we have a boy or a girl and were too afraid to ask....

5 comments:

Lynanne said...

Even when we dressed our daughter entirely in pink, people would still ask if it was a boy or girl. :)

My daughter wore all the favorite boy outfits from her older brothers. Once in a while we'd put a bow on her head to make her look more girlish but most of the time we simply didn't care. Putting baby girl outfits on Lil'K, now thats a bit tougher for me. Pink I can do but little dresses go too far. The one time I put a dress on him as a joke we had company show up. Luckily it was a short blue dress with no frills. :)

Sadie said...

Good for you! Girls like blue and doggies, too. :)

Miss Hope said...

It's going to be even more fun as she grows older. Bless her, she'll be in the same boat as my boy that has two older sisters. They dress him in old dance recital costumes all the time because he truly is adorable with a buzz cut and a pink tu-tu.

I think Miss Elizabeth works those blue stripes very well.

JaniceNW said...

Elizabeth looks happy and content in fuzzy dog. I think girls can wear any color. Next time throw a headband with a big G on it on her head. LOL

Melissa said...

There is nothing wrong with Elizabeth wearing that adrobale outfit. Your kids are so cute!!