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Baby Legs Argument

Beth and I have been married for 5 years and for those most part, we have been conflict free. That has all changed in the last month. I know I should not air out our dirty laundry for the whole blogosphere, but I have to get this off my chest.

Ever since the weather has gotten colder, Beth has been on this baby leg warmer kick. We probably have 10 pairs either in the house or on order. I think they are hideous (Think 1980’s aerobics outfits meet grandpa’s sock drawer). Have a look for yourself. Beth has written a blog post about how much she loves these leg warmers. Here is a picture of our daughter wearing them:

Mikaylas Baby Legs

Mikayla's Baby Legs

Here is the rub… I am not against the “idea” of these infant accessories — in fact, I think they are brilliant. You can keep your baby’s legs warm without having to deal with an extra pair of pants when changing diapers. You can keep them in the damper bag and always have an option if it gets cold. The problem is they are so gosh-darn ugly. No self-respecting father is going to put pink argyle leg warmers on his baby and take her out into public.

Rather than try to convince Beth to lay off purchasing these things (Hey, at least she only buys $7 knit tubes and not $7,000 jewelery — I can live with that), I have decided to advocate for the perfect pair. Something that is functional and not floundering in fashion faux pas. Here is what I want to see. I want a pair of black leg warmers made out of water-proof soft-shell material and complete with adjustable elastic bands. That way it will super-warm; it will match (most) every outfit; they will stay up on little Mikayla; and best of all, if (when) she spits up on them, you don’t have to replace them, you only have to wash them off. Now that is a pair of leg warmers I could get behind.

Until we find a pair like that, I guess Beth and I will just have to continue butting heads. I think we will make it through it. 🙂

  1. martha jolly
    October 30th, 2009 at 00:08 | #1

    Someday when she is about 16, you will beg her before she leaves the house to cover up all her cute little parts with anything, including ugly leg warmers. You’ll look back on this and laugh!

  2. October 30th, 2009 at 00:50 | #2

    Ha… you are probably right.

  3. October 30th, 2009 at 03:26 | #3

    10 pairs…that is a bit of an exaggeration!

  4. October 30th, 2009 at 05:57 | #4

    Oh Ben, I think you and Dave have the same definition of “matching” because, based on our dresser full of baby clothes, black leg warmers wouldn’t match most of it. But, I’m clearly a little biased since I’m already addicted (thanks, Beth!).

  5. October 30th, 2009 at 07:20 | #5

    Now Catherine… I wear jeans and khakis and that is it. I know that black matches both of those and thus I wear a black shirt 75% of the time. I expect Mikayla to adopt my keen fashion sense.

    Black would work with any color except navy right… so we will get these custom leg warmers and get rid of all of her navy clothes… problem solved.

  6. Diana Koch
    October 30th, 2009 at 08:18 | #6

    OK Ben, I seem to recall some posts I read about your sewing proficiency (Halloween costumes, rappeling gear, etc.) Sooooo, instead of complaining about the PERCEIVED ugliness of Baby Mikayla’s leg warmers (Olivia Newton-John would be proud, by the way), why don’t you choose ACTION instead and make her some better ones yourself????? Let’s see the pictures of those when you’re done!!!

  7. October 30th, 2009 at 19:19 | #7

    Now, Ben, you don’t get any cuter than this picture. Suffer through it. I promise this will not be the last time you have to suffer through a fashion trend for your daughter. Love you guys!

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