Above are typical ensembles that male southern toddlers wear. Is this so their mothers can show their childhood photos later in life as a humiliation tactic? I can barely make eye contact with these poor boys down here at the park. "You must feel really dumb, Duncan," I whispered to one tot sympathetically as he climbed the slide. I knew his name was Duncan because it was emblazoned on his mint green poplin one-piece accented with a smattering of trucks, presumably so people know he's a boy. Because otherwise, dressed like that, it was hard to tell.
And what's with southern dads allowing this to go on? Even my husband, who as we established is fiercely afraid of me, wouldn't stand by silently if I dressed a little boy like this.
I'm sorry if you live in the south and dress your son in these rompers and are offended. Think of it as a friendly wake-up call: YOUR SON LOOKS RIDICULOUS. Go to his closet immediately. Throw out anything that even remotely resembles the attire above. Then get up off your ass and report directly to the nearest Gap or Old Navy or JCrew or just about anywhere that sells toddler clothes for boys. Pick out a few pairs of shorts and short sleeved t-shirts and be done with it.