9:04 AM Posted by CalgaryDaddy
"Honey....why does Kyron's arm never get pulled through his sleeper properly"? This is Becky's usual question after I attempt to dress baby Kyron. I will admit, I am getting better at it but sheesh....I can barely dress myself most of the time!
I am not ashamed to admit that sometimes I find it hard to dress Kyron. He has short legs, a long torso, his arm's are constantly flailing around like an Orangutan ( his grandfather has now nicknamed him "Rangu", which is starting to stick.) and a MASSIVE head that is not designed to fit into those small holes the baby clothes manufactures think are the right size. Try as I may, dressing him is just difficult sometimes.
So I must laugh when Becky asks me these questions. My first thought was "Hey...I never had Dolly's to play dress up with when I was a kid!" I am sure that if I had hours and hours to play with Cabbage Patch Kids and Dress Me Up/Teased Hair Barbie ( or whatever was cool in 1985) I would be a natural at dressing Mr. Kyron. Unfortunately, I spent my time in the 1980's playing with Transformers, GI Joe and WWF Action Figures ( not dolls, thank you very much) which did not come with clothing accessories.
After that comment, I kind of think that every dad-to-be should spend some time practicing to dress a baby with his wife's old Cabbage Patch Dolls. If she does not have them in storage anymore, email me and I can lend you a few from Becky's collection, as these poor dolls are likely aching for some attention after sitting in her parents basement in a playpen for over 20 years! That way, when baby comes around, Dad's will get the arms and legs in the right holes and keep momma happy! Or better yet, I think all boys should have a cabbage patch doll for themselves, so that it just becomes second nature to them!
Have you checked out my friend Jill's blog yet? It is toooooo funny!