I Can Barely Dress Myself! ( Why Every Dad Should Have Owned A Cabbage Patch Kid)

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! 

Thoughts?

Happy Weekend!

Shane


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10 comments:

  1. Courtney said...

    I don't know if you have a Carter's baby clothing store near you, but I think they have great onesies. You can find some that have snaps on the neck area so they are easier to get over their heads. When I was a first time parent I was so afraid I was going to break a limb trying to get them in those little holes! There was actually one time we had to cut a dress off of Avery because we just couldn't get it off! How did we get it on? I have no idea. It's one of those first time parenting moments that go in the baby book! Good Luck! It get's easier. He will start dressing himself soon!

  2. Cheryl said...

    dressing dolls is to you what transforming those dang transformers are to me.....my 5yr old tells me I'm not as good as daddy is....
    I need a girl around to balance off my life here...maybe I'll go get my old cabbage patch doll!

  3. 3LittleMonkeys said...

    Ya right...you totally played with dolls when no one was looking ;)

    My parents still have my cabbage patch dolls in their basement too. They smell a little musty now! I still have trouble dressing my boys though...you're right, those dang neck holes are way to small for my boy's gigantic heads!

  4. Kane's Mom said...

    You know, we took classes that let you practice changing a diaper and clothing your baby. They used very creepy life-like dolls. It didn't matter though. Both of us were still horrible at it. Dolls don't wiggle or turn over and then later kick and refuse to be changed!

  5. Anonymous said...

    Shane it's a guy thing, after 6 months I still have issues dressing Reide. I tell kelli all bibs must be velcro and all outfits must be zipper up like her sleepers.

  6. Farmers Wife said...

    My husband had no trouble with the arm and leg holes, it was the million little press duds that did up along the front of our babes' all in ones! He could never get them all to line up, so there was always one or two at the top or bottom without a partner...

  7. Anonymous said...

    Actually, my DH figured out how to properly dress our son. He broke his collar bone during birth and needed extra TLC for a few weeks.

  8. Arizona Mamma said...

    I'll jump in to say that even I have trouble dressing my kids sometimes. But seriously it's because they wiggle, and try to run, and flail about. It's a daunting task for any parent.

  9. Sarah said...

    Ha! I still can't dress my little one. Never have been able to, actually. As a site note, my brother had a cabbage patch kid as a small boy. His name was Richard. Thanks for helping me remember that!!

  10. The Mommy-Files said...

    This is an awesome post! Power to the Cabbage Patch Kids - lol!

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