QUOTE (Poet in New York @ 14/12/2012, 10:12 AM)
If it's one of the gorgeous pettiskirts you make I'm sure you'll get plenty of orders!
eta; scratch that if you don't make pettiskirts... I could be thinking of the wrong EBer!
Thanks! I do sell them so it's probably me, I don't make them though
CountryMel - love it! Very Little Miss Sunshine.
Mivimummy - I have a photo like that of my brother in one of my dresses. Unfortunately he was coerced into it and has never quite forgiven me...
Silvek it's like a petticoat except can be used as an outer skirt.
The main reason I feel guilty is that it's all my fault
And that stupid EB thread!
I started feeling bad about the times he's wanted to go to a party in a pettiskirt, or wanted girls shoes, and I sort of steered him away. Now he's used to it and doesn't ask for them anymore... and that thread made me feel like I'd stifled his creativity... So he was watching me put his sister's one on, and I thought of this thread, so I sort of asked quietly "Do you want one too, DS?" And he said yes. So I got him one of DD's old ones and he started swishing about. Then I felt like crap because if he got teased it was my fault for bringing it up when he hadn't even asked.
THEN he took it off and his shoes, I forget why. I think he was being a horse. And then when he got dressed again he forgot the skirt. And I thought "ok, good". And then I thought "oh crap - he's going to remember at some stage and then be upset". So I said "do you want the skirt or leave it off?" And he wanted it and put it back on.
So, TWO opportunities for him to leave the house in perfectly normal boy clothes, and TWICE I offer him a skirt.
That's why I'm feeling guilty.
We go to the post office, and the lady sees him and says "What are you wearing? Are you a boy or a girl?" and then sees DD in her pettiskirt and goes "Oh don't you look beautiful!"
Cue me feeling like a complete idiot for thinking that people would let a 2yo wear whatever the hell they wanted to. Then we show up at daycare, and his favourite carer is thrilled and thinks he's a legend
And then we go out and a few of the 4-5yo boys are staring at him from behind a pole going "there's a boy in a skirt!"
So I think I maybe majorly stuffed up
After the post office incident I did try to tell him "if anyone says anything about your skirt, tell them "I can wear whatever I want" " But I don't think he really got it. Or could think why anyone would say anything about his skirt.
Have I just been a complete tool???