Thursday, August 18, 2011

This makes me an awful and ungrateful person, doesn't it?

I think it's safe to say that everyone has differing opinions on what clothes are cute, adorable, or fashionable for babies.  What I love, you might think is simply ridiculous.  What you find to be beautiful might make me want to dry heave and run away screaming.

Is this a dress or a smock made out of a Hefty trash bag?

Now for my confession... ::breathes in deeply::

I would prefer that you don't give my baby clothes as a gift. 

That's awful, right?  Admitting this makes me feel like a horrible, scrooge-y person.  Since just a few days after we found out that Carina doesn't have a peen people have been sending us clothes left and right.  I think this is so nice and extremely generous, but it makes me sad at the same time.

Sad, because your picking out clothes for her means that I don't get to.  I want to choose the things that I think are cute for my daughter.  When you buy them, I feel obligated to keep them (no matter how awful they are) in case you come over to visit and ask to see her in the outfit that you so painstakingly picked out.  What would I say if I had returned said outfit or - God forbid - regifted it? (the horror!)

My friend ACTUALLY received this gift.  Camo-glam, anyone?
I know that this is such a stupid and petty thing to whine about - especially when I am an offender.  I have very recently given people clothes as gifts for their babies.  Maybe it's because I haven't been able to pick out anything for my own baby...uggh.  I apologize if I have done this to you; I need to stop.

If I have offended you with my ungratefulness or if your baby is currently sporting the Hefty smock, I'm sorry.  I hope you can forgive me.  Please tell me I'm not the only one that feels this way?  Or tell me how awful I am, your choice.

P.S. This does not apply to my Mom.  She has the uncanny ability to pick out adorable things I love every time.  Mom, you can buy Carina as many things as you want ;)

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