I enjoy dressing Kitty. I like seeing him in new and different outfits. Problem is there’s only so much you can do with boys clothing. The variety in their attire is quite a challenge. Especially their colors. If they don’t come in blue, they come in a dull grey. If they don’t come in blue or grey, then there’s the unexciting boring green. And then there’s black –which I don’t need to dwell on.
Most boys’ outfits come in blue, but then if you decide to dress him in the many blue outfits, he may just end up looking like he’s wearing the same clothes day in day out, a.k.a ‘rewinding’.
Then there’s the other odd colors of white, red, yellow, orange and brown, which sometimes if you’re not careful, your boy might end up looking like a girl.
Let’s just say that whenever I go clothes shopping for Kitty, I have a look at all the girl’s clothing and I get frustrated, bordering on madd. Because for every 1 piece of item I can get for Kitty, there are 20 lovely pieces that I can get for a girl. And I mean very lovely. And let’s not talk about the price differences between boys and girls clothes (and shoes too). Sometimes I look at that adorable pink or lavender trouser with cute frills and begin debating with myself on whether it would be so bad if I got it for Kitty. The outfit is usually just too nice for me to leave it.
“Si if he just wears it INSIDE the house it’s okay? Si as long as people don’t see him then its sawa?”
And then I debate with myself some more; “What’s so bad in a boy wearing pink, fuchsia or lavender anyway?”
But then sound reason quickly always prevails and I instantly drop the pink or lavender trouser like a hot piece of charcoal.
Moving on, there’s these outfits which when Kitty wears, his father reckons they resemble a prisoner’s outfit.
Yep, si you know many boys’ clothing come in stripes? Well, his father says there are ‘good’ stripes, and then there are ‘other’ stripes, the ones that look like a Kenyan prisoner’s uniform. The ones with large printed stripes.
Like these ones.
Oh dear, dressing up boy’s is quite something. The limited options! Anyone else feel me?