Tuesday, October 16, 2007

What do you do when your mother-in-law shops while drunk?

I'm not even making that up.
she does.
drink and shop.

For the boys it's usually ok because I think she believes she is still shopping for her sons. And her sons were the preppiest damn kids you ever did see. But, Jellybean? My adorable Jellybean? She fluctuates among several horrid styles.
1.) Paris brothel circa. 1931
2.) Louisiana trailer park circa. 1987
3.) Victorian England

of course being 5 years old, Jellybean loves them all! And of course Grandmother gives the clothes directly to Jellybean(!) so I don't even get to intercept. And she has her try them on for her so I can't even claim they don't fit! I keep putting pressure on Chowder to put an end to this but he understandably gives in to the mother guilt.

So this morning Jellybean went to school in her Victorian finery complete with flowered hat. I would take a picture, but I'm afraid I will only reinforce the look. And she had to keep asking, "Mommy! Don't I look beautiful?" to which I could only answer, "of course, Darling. You are very beautiful." And she is. but the ensemble? Well, beautiful is not the word that came to mind.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

PICS pls!

valerie said...

Tell Jellybean they're "dress-up" (i.e. play) clothes?

You know we all want to see... ;)

shaz said...

seriously... we need to see some pics!! :)

Cakes said...

I'll see if I can take pictures of the clothes. I might have a picture of Rosie in one of the dresses that wasn't soooo terrible, but still awful. hmmmmmm...

KellyLynn said...

Ohh Cakes you HAVE to share. we want pictures of her MODELING the clothes.

Cakes said...

Ok. I know. But, my big fear is that when I post the pics, one of my readers will have one of the outfits and I will have majorly offended them.

Mary said...

One of my former co-workers used to have a vriety of washing machine-related "mishaps" with some of the less favourable fashion "looks" given to her or her husband - clothes mysteriously shrunk, somehow bleach splattered all over a certain sweater, or a pen exploded but only stained that one hideous shirt etc...

Just a thought...

Cakes said...

good one, Mary.

Valerie said...

ooh - good one, Mary. Note to self...

shaz said...

i have an idea... you can email the pic to those of us who have expressed interest in seeing the *ahem* beautiful dress. :)