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Old 07-02-2012, 05:57 PM   #101
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Walmart, The Childrens Place ,Crazy 8 ,Gymboree and Kohls

Shorts

http://www.walmart.com/ip/L.e.i.-Gir...rmuda/19488479
http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...ndingMethod=rr
http://www.walmart.com/ip/L.e.i.-Gir...rmuda/19488573

http://www.childrensplace.com/webapp...%7Cshorts_girl
http://www.childrensplace.com/webapp...%7Cshorts_girl (they are not online only I bought ours in store)
http://www.childrensplace.com/webapp...%7Cshorts_girl

http://www.kohls.com/kohlsStore/girl...++Girls+47.jsp
http://www.kohls.com/upgrade/webstor...crosssell=true
http://www.gymboree.com/shop/dept_it...ed=0&fit_type= crazy8 had some shorts this length as well but the site is being silly)

Skirts
http://www.childrensplace.com/webapp...%7Cskirts_girl
http://www.childrensplace.com/webapp...%7Cskirts_girl
http://www.kohls.com/upgrade/webstor...crosssell=true
http://www.kohls.com/kohlsStore/girl...+Girls+46x.jsp
http://www.kohls.com/kohlsStore/girl...++Girls+47.jsp (might be short . We would have to try it on)
http://www.kohls.com/kohlsStore/girl...+Girls+46x.jsp
http://www.gymboree.com/shop/dept_it...ed=0&fit_type= (crazy8 has a few other colorblock skirts and they are only $9.99 but the site is being silly )
http://www.gymboree.com/shop/dept_it...ed=0&fit_type=
http://www.gymboree.com/shop/dept_it...ed=0&fit_type=
http://www.gymboree.com/shop/dept_it...ed=0&fit_type=
Thanks for the links. I have a few of those, but they don't go all the way down to the knee on my girls if I want them to fit in the waist. Skirts are way easier (but harder for them to play in IMO) to find longer.

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and to those who say "it's too hard to find shorts that go to my/my kids' knees." i have VERY long legs and i find shorts that go to my knees. what i often do it just cut legs off of pants and roll the ends up to meet my knees. easy-peasy solution and you don't even have to sew. just cut in a straight line.
Hmmm, it is rare that I can find shorts that go all the way to my knees and I have long legs too. At least ones that are affordable. Capris generally go just past my knees instead of mid-calf, LOL. And I usually save the jeans to pass on down to the next kid, so I don't like cutting them off. Personal choice, but I just opt for the shorter length shorts (I shoot for mid-thigh) instead of cutting up jeans and having to buy new ones the next season.

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Old 07-02-2012, 06:49 PM   #102
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For our boys:

Basic, quality shoes in black, brown, tan or a combination of muted tones to coordinate with everything. No open toe shoes just yet. Simple sneakers (no lights or characters)

Jeans, slacks, shorts and lined athletic pants (rainy days and colder months)

Polos, button-down shirts, sweater vests*(4yr old LOVES these), sweaters, turtlenecks and t-shirts without brand names.

My 4 year old loves to dress preppy. I often have to hide his more dressy school clothes because he would wear them as pjs and outside to play.

Because the temperatures are so HOT here my boys wear only their undies/cds when indoors.

For water play they both wear swim trunks, swim shirts and enclosed toe water shoes.

As they get older I expect our boys to always look clean cut and respectable. No sagging pants or wearing undershirts/pjs as clothes outdoors. DH also has a no earring/piercing rule for the boys.

Both wear amber necklaces.

Just the other day we were all out running errands and many different people kept commenting on how "well dressed" our boys were. At first it was flattering but some folks made such a big deal about it I began to wonder if it was so shocking just because of their young age or because less is expected of young black youth.

One person's comment had me flashing back to the, "Your kids are so clean....." comment from The Color Purple.

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Old 07-02-2012, 08:52 PM   #103
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I dont know where we everyone lives but it is way too hot here in the summer to wear shorts to the knees and sleeved shirts all the time and I would never require them to wear under shirts, etc in the summer they could never go outside. My dd does wear shorts under her dresses but they come no where close to her knees. Both my dd and my ds's wear tank tops. Now they do wear rash guards but that is because the sun here is so intense.

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We live in Hawaii and we do shorts under dresses but try to stay inside between 10am and 4 pm when the sun's rays are the strongest.

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I love long hair on boys! I just had Ds's cut short to thicken it up and I cried. He will have it grown out by fall.

Dd3 had a super cute and stylish short hair cut for a few years which also helped thicken her crazy fine hair up.

I really don't like the stigmatism's that girls have to have long hair and boys have to wear short hair.
I think being in the military makes us think differently than maybe we would have otherwise about our boys' hair.

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A couple people mentioned that this sounds like a lot of rules. I totally agree, but I think a lot of this is stuff that most of us do anyway without really thinking about it. Thus, why so many of our lists are so similar. This thread just prompted us to actually go about writing the stuff down.
I agree with this. You (general you) just know what you like and are comfortable with, it isn't like we have a list of rules in front of us when we go shopping.
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Old 07-02-2012, 09:07 PM   #104
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We live in Texas it is routinely in the 100's here during the summer and my children fair just fine in the summer. The shorts DD wears under her dresses/skirts are not knee length as the skirts/dresses cover her . The shorts she wears alone are knee length.
Under the dress shorts barely make it to mid thigh.

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Keep in mind, I've got boys.
I never buy anything with cartoon characters on it.
I don't like collar/polo shirts on babies (just more clothing to get spit up on, and hate having to button it up).
NO rompers passed 1 year of age - I prefer tshirt/shorts by then. I just think when I see 2 and 3 year old boys wearing those, plus long hair that obviously needs cut, that parents need to learn to let their children grow up.
I don't like shirts with large stripes, only two colors. If it is stripes, I prefer smaller stripes with more colors.
NO 'gangsta' shorts that go past the knees. My child is not from the ghetto, I will not dress him that way. (And when he is older, he WILL wear his pants covering his butt!)
I don't care for sleeveless shirts.
Don't do skulls in this house. Don't do sports related clothing ("Daddy's little slugger") because neither of us are into sports at all.
I'm all about baby clothing with animals on them. Fish, dinosaurs, puppies, bears, etc.
I don't bother with jean shorts before potty trained because they don't fit over cloth diapers. I don't bother with any shorts that need buttoned/zipped before potty trained, actually. Must have fully elastic waist before potty trained. Hate those jeans that have allllll those butttons down the legs and through the crotch for babies.
We do a lot of khaki shorts and matching, nice tshirts.
Don't care for sweater vests or sweaters because I hate having to fit a carseat safe coat over those and keeping the arm sleeves from riding up and bunching.

If I had a girl, absolutely, no way shape or form would she EVER wear a two piece bikini as a baby/toddler/little girl. Though I'd probably choose a two piece that covered appropriately.
I love striped shirts with 2 colors, for myself and the kids.
I agree with you about sleeveless shirts and 2 pieces bathing suits for girls that cover. We have a rash guard/shorts set for DD that covers her completely and allows for easy potty time. We use a one piece wet suit type for the water park that zips up her back.

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For our boys:

Basic, quality shoes in black, brown, tan or a combination of muted tones to coordinate with everything. No open toe shoes just yet. Simple sneakers (no lights or characters)

Jeans, Slacks and lined athletic pants (rainy days and colder months)

Polos, button-down shirts, sweater vests*(4yr old LOVES these) and sweaters, no logo t-shirts

My 4 year old loves to dress preppy. I often have to hide his more dressy school clothes because he would wear them as pjs and outside to play.

Because the temperatures are so HOT here my boys wear only their undies/cds when indoors.

For water play they both wear swim trunks, swim shirts and enclosed toe water shoes.

As they get older I expect our boys to always look clean cut and respectable. No sagging pants or wearing undershirts/pjs as clothes outdoors. DH also has a no earring/piercing rule for the boys.

Both wear amber necklaces.

Just the other day we were all out running errands and many different people kept commenting on how "well dressed" our boys were. At first it was flattering but some folks made such a big deal about it I began to wonder if it was so shocking just because of their young age or because less is expected of young black youth.

One person's comment had me flashing back to the, "Your kids are so clean....." comment from The Color Purple.
I really hope it was just youth age in general.
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I think being in the military makes us think differently than maybe we would have otherwise about our boys' hair.
The military is WHY we're so anti-short-hair on guys. Growing up (army brat), I thought all the guys looked exactly the same and it freaked me out My dad retired once I graduated high school, immediately grew his hair out and it's still long all these years later. I think growing up around all the "daddy clones" gave me some sort of pavlovian issue, IDK what I'll do if my boys want short hair!
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Sorry to change topic a little. Does cutting hair really help thicken it? Isn't the hair itself dead? Not being rude, really just curious as my DD has long fine hair. I have been considering cutting it short.
Yes, it does work. Dd2 had super fine long hair as a baby, shoulder length at 10 months old. When she was about 20 months or so we had it cut super short and kept it like that for a couple of years. Now her pony tail is about 4 times the size as it was.

Here is a pic of her in her shorter hair (sorry for the crappy pic):

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Keep in mind, I've got boys.
I never buy anything with cartoon characters on it.
I don't like collar/polo shirts on babies (just more clothing to get spit up on, and hate having to button it up).
NO rompers passed 1 year of age - I prefer tshirt/shorts by then. I just think when I see 2 and 3 year old boys wearing those, plus long hair that obviously needs cut, that parents need to learn to let their children grow up.
I don't like shirts with large stripes, only two colors. If it is stripes, I prefer smaller stripes with more colors.
NO 'gangsta' shorts that go past the knees. My child is not from the ghetto, I will not dress him that way. (And when he is older, he WILL wear his pants covering his butt!)
I don't care for sleeveless shirts.
Don't do skulls in this house. Don't do sports related clothing ("Daddy's little slugger") because neither of us are into sports at all.
I'm all about baby clothing with animals on them. Fish, dinosaurs, puppies, bears, etc.
I don't bother with jean shorts before potty trained because they don't fit over cloth diapers. I don't bother with any shorts that need buttoned/zipped before potty trained, actually. Must have fully elastic waist before potty trained. Hate those jeans that have allllll those butttons down the legs and through the crotch for babies.
We do a lot of khaki shorts and matching, nice tshirts.
Don't care for sweater vests or sweaters because I hate having to fit a carseat safe coat over those and keeping the arm sleeves from riding up and bunching.

If I had a girl, absolutely, no way shape or form would she EVER wear a two piece bikini as a baby/toddler/little girl. Though I'd probably choose a two piece that covered appropriately.
I have never seen a pair of shorts that don't go past Ds's knees. Not a biggie for me, though. I don't think he looks like a "gangsta."
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I really hope it was just youth age in general.

Yeah, I am hoping that too but it was questionable. DH just rolled his eyes and walked away. This one lady kept coming back and pointing our boys out to other members of her family. It was an odd experience.

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I really hope it was just youth age in general.
Yeah, I am hoping that too but it was questionable. DH just rolled his eyes. This one lady kept coming back and pointing our boys out to other members of her family. It was an odd experience.[/QUOTE]

That is really odd and very rude!
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