You guys, parenting is about making mistakes, and the sooner you accept that you’re going to make a lot of them, the happier you’ll be.
In my little miracle baby’s short 18 months, I’ve made approximately 1,293 mistakes. And I keep making them! The latest one? Sexist messages on his clothes. I swear, I didn’t realize they were sexist. I thought they were literary references!
Thank God the New York Times‘ parenting blog pointed me in the right direction. According to a recent post, girls’ clothes tend to emphasize prettiness and cuteness, while boys clothes tend to emphasize intelligence. One JC Penney t-shirt apparently read “I’m Too Pretty To Do Homework So My Brother Has To Do It for Me”.
The last thing I want to do is give my baby a complex or have him inadvertently give someone else one, so I burrowed through his mountain of clothes to get rid of anything offensive. Well, I was shocked – shocked! – by how many t-shirts he had with questionable messages. Here’s just a few of them: