Baby clothes

I’m trying to keep myself in check when it comes to buying baby clothes. I have a few friends with kids slightly older than Arya so I have a ton of hand me downs which are more than enough to sustain us.

But, I can’t resist buying a few things. Especially because Target has the cutest baby clothes ever and it’s just too easy to throw something in the cart when I’m buying stuff we actually need. For example this ridiculous hat:

And these rompers:

As you can probably tell, I’m not a huge fan of ” traditional” girls clothes. I do like some of them, but I just don’t think my daughter needs to be wearing pink, bows, or ruffles 24/7. Also, in my search for baby clothes, I’ve stumbled on some really gross examples of “sexy” baby clothes- like this:

And this:

In addition to all of the ” princess” and ” cute” slogans everywhere, I hate the stuff about how dads have to ” protect” their daughters from boys:

It’s never too early to start on girls on hating their bodies:

And I’m not sure what to even say about this:

I know it will be impossible to insulate her from a lot of these things but you please keep your gross gender stereotypes away from my kid for a little while?

Families Belong Together

While I’m happy to hear our disgusting president signed an executive order to address family separation the fight is far from over.

(reposted from Carwil Bjork James) The order is not a solution, and it makes some things worse:

Here’s what it actually does…

1. Codifies Jeff Sessions’ “zero tolerance” directive until new immigration legislation is passed.

2. Limits the definition of family to parent-child pairs. Aunts, uncles, grandparents, etc. are excluded.

3. Puts families under Homeland Security custody during criminal, immigration cases. Previously, children and detained families had to be held in facilities contracted by the Department of Health and Human Services.

3c. Authorizes the military to build new prisons for migrant families.

3d. Allows all Federal departments to offer their buildings as prisons.

3e. Authorizes the DOJ to try to wriggle out of the Flores Agreement.

4. Orders parents to be prosecuted first in immigration courts

Text of EO: https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/affording-congress-opportunity-address-family-separation/