Friday, May 23, 2008

Slide night :: cold

My brothers: Peter, Robbie, Matthew.



Whatever happened to parkas and big, cone shaped beanies? Whatever happened to daggy kids? Maybe we were always the exception; Dad used to be so embarrassed by some of our looks. I think he was most distressed by Mum patching our jeans with huge red hearts and orange squares; from memory, we thought these trousers were pretty darn cool. Anyway, I look at this photo and begin to understand why my kids never look put together - family history, if not genetics, takes childhood elegance out of my reach.

7 comments:

innercitygarden said...

My kid doesn't look 'put together' either. My sister in law is the sort of person who takes great care getting the kid's clothes co-ordinated. My brother is the sort of person who takes whatever is on top of the pile. This causes some angst in their house. Not to mention my nephew has recently become the sort of toddler who has Views about what he's going to wear today.

I say buy clothes that all go together. My Mum's been doing it with my Dad's clothes for years. He's dressed in head to toe bone and navy blue with occasional splashes of red.

Ariane said...

In general, I don't look twice at what my kids wear, but the other day my husband put a purple, yellow and green striped top (which was way too big) on my daughter with hot pink and grey striped pants. All very thin stripes. And her arms didn't come out the end of the sleeves, although they did almost come out the neck hole...

It was actually headache inducing just to look at it!

Janine said...

I love these visual fragments of your life. Makes me want to blog the pics of me in a purple safari suit with white platforms on my feet (or clogs? They may have been the footwear equivalent of 70s jazz fusion - the platform-clog).

Ingrid said...

I brought a parka like that only a few years ago. It was the height of fashion in Copenhagen when I brought it. What goes around comes around (well, not with me any more as after two babies I am too big to fit into it).

Susan said...

Hmmm, I think we had the same problems when I was a kid. My cousin recently sent me a photo that included me at 12.
I don't know if you've seen The IT Crowd on TV...there's a character in it called Moss who has an afro that's parted on the side. Me at twelve. Omg.
At least my kids found it hilarious.

Kris said...

Ariane - have you seen the photo of the kid at www.sweet-juniper.com? Take a look - the stripes are truly distressing.

Janine - do blog that pic, and own it. There's got ot be glamour in a purple safari suit.

Ingrid - I was thinking I could probably pull off the brown parka with the stripes on the shoulders, maybe, on an especially funky kind of a day. But it would be touch and go.

Susan - wow. Really, that would be quite something to see. Like Janine, I encourage you to share with the world.

blue milk said...

What a beautiful final sentence, and an adorable picture, just adorable.