Sunday, 13 November 2011

On the Other Hand...

...after yesterday's whinge-a-thon about the evils of pregnancy, birth and babies, lets take a look at a very important point in favour of having another baby:

You can dress them up in ridiculous outfits and make them wear stupid hats and they can't stop you.

This is seriously brilliant and almost makes nine months of misery and a barbaric labour worthwhile in itself.

Rory was 6 months old for his first Christmas and we made him wear a Christmas pudding hat for the entirety of December, an act that's possibly as close to child abuse as you can get without actually being illegal.  It was pre-meditated and everything.  We didn't just find a laughable hat in a shop and buy it on the spur of the moment.  No.  I made my mum scour the internet for a Christmas pudding hat knitting pattern and then begged her to make it (I can't knit. Get serious).  He looked furious but it was oh so worth it for the 'ahhhh' factor from passing old ladies.

We decided to make him pose in it so we could put a photo of him in with our Christmas cards for family.  This was the result:

See?  Isn't that the cutest thing ever?  Doesn't he look happy to be wearing his novelty Christmas knitwear?

OK, I admit it, getting that photo took around 300 attempts.  This is how he looked in the other 299:

BWAHAHAHAHAAAAAA.  Next stop: reindeer jumper.


  1. LOL at poor Rory's sad Christmas pudding face - he looks like a disgruntled little old man on the allotment(surveying snail damage, perhaps?). Still super cute though!

  2. Funny you should say that; his grumpy face is exactly the same as my dad's.

  3. Brilliant and a lovely photo. Strangely my first three, all girls escaped being dressed in anything too ridiculous then the last born son spent the first 18 months of his life with bear ears on his head.

  4. I blame the designers of boy clothes. There are so few nice boy clothes that you're forced to dress them in novelty crap just for a bit of excitement.

  5. kids in comedy christmas fancy dress only just beaten in the funny stakes by dogs in sunglasses - a universal crowd pleaser and, I'm in total agreement, the greatest reason for having children ever. First time I've visited your blog - loving it