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What is it about dressing little kids like tiny adults that is so appealing? I dunno. I mean, there is a whole segment of the population who forces their animals into clothing as well. And hey! I'm not judging. Ever since living in New York City where squirrels regularly hang out with humans I have fought an odd compulsion to catch one and dress it in tiny people clothes and take it for walks on a leash. Or maybe I would teach it to perch on my shoulder and we would ride on the subway together and I would buy it nuts from the grocery store and we would be fast friends. It could be done! Hell, if a squirrel can water ski it can most certainly pull off a little perching on a shoulder. Shoulder-perching is peanuts next to water skiing.
Where was I? Oh, right. We enjoy dressing little critters up like adults. Tis' true. The one time I put a suit on Henry I carried him all around the house posing him in various positions because OH MY GOD, baby in a tie, people, BABY IN A TIE!
Are you seeing the tie? On the baby? A tie! On a baby! Wait. Hold on! More tiny baby dressed as an adult coming up!
Do you see the tiny baby in a three-piece suit?! A three-piece suit! Well, sans pants, but still! And! A pocket square?! For the love of... I can't decide what I like more. The tiny baby that looks like Tony Soprano or the water skiing squirrel! Don't make me choose. All I know is if I had access to a tiny desk and a tiny phone I would've staged an entire office scene wherein Henry yells into the phone to sell the stock now, dammit, sell the stock now!
I'm serious. Sell the #@$*ing stock now. Do I look like I'm kidding?
See! Hilarious every time!
But alas, new suits for babies are expensive. All nice clothes for kids are expensive, especially considering the fact they'll outgrow the stuff quicker then you can get the tags off and the clothes wrestled on to the kid. So, most of the time I end up going to Walmart and buying that cheap, generic crap that five other girls in Violet's little pre-school are wearing. There's Alexis in her Walmart striped ladybug pants and then Janey rolls up in her ladybug pants and then Violet gets to class and, like, OMG how embarrassing is that? It's especially shameful when Alexis is potty-trained and Janey is still in pull-ups which cause her ladybug pants to bunch up all wonky-like and it's just so obvious that Alexis is wearing her pants better in a Star Magazine Who Wore It Better kind-of-way.
In Utah we lived right next to a second-hand kid clothing store where we often made all sorts of cool finds but here in Pennsylvania the nearest one is like, an hour away. The Old Navy - which has pretty good stuff - is even farther. So I can either pay $105 for a pair of itty-bitty GAP jeans or I can pay $5.99 for a pair of generic Walmart duds.
Until now. I have recently discovered Dashing Bee. It's an online consignment shop for kids clothes, baby gear, the whole shebang. Girls clothes, boys clothes, toys, books, nursery decorations. For like, a quarter of the original cost. Very soon they will offer a maternity clothing section, which, everyone knows maternity clothes are ridiculously expensive and you outgrow that stuff faster than your kids outgrow their clothing. So, yes. I dig this site. You can buy stuff or you can sell your own stuff on the site and earn money to buy even more stuff. Basically, if you're smart, you can sell your stuff, earn money to buy your kids new stuff, then sell that stuff and buy new stuff and outfit your kids for next to nothing. As you can see, there is a lot of stuff going on over there.
Here's the deal: Alison and Tracee, the adorable gals who started Dashing Bee, want to give you free stuff. Yup. Four commenters will each get $25 worth of credit to purchase whatever you want on the Dashing Bee site. And they have tons of stuff, you guys. You can shop by brand (GAP, Ralph Lauren etc..) by size or by gender... Whatever! To enter to win $25 of credit just like Dashing Bee on Facebook and leave a comment here (include your email address so I can notify you if you win!) about what item on the site you have your eye on. And guess what? Just like that it could be yours. If you don't have kids, get something for your sister or best friend or whatever. You'll be, like, the coolest aunt ever and all you did was push a couple buttons on your keyboard.
I'll leave comments open for a couple days and then pick four winners. And listen! If you see a really nice suit in size 18 months you'll let Henry and I know if you know what's good for ya.