Inquiring Minds Want To Know

Many of you have asked how I’ve been adapting to this whole working mom gig. I’d love to spill my guts to you all in painstaking detail, but for now, this photo should answer that question.


This is what Wito had to wear yesterday after realizing I hadn’t done his laundry since returning to work.

Fancy, don’t you think?

  • Vicki

    December 13, 2006 at 1:07 pm

    Hey, who knows? Anders might start a new clothing trend for babies:)

  • natalie

    December 13, 2006 at 1:09 pm

    Hahaha! The first thing I said to myself upon seeing adorable Anders was “…wtf?” Only b.c this doesn’t seem like something you would put him in. Still? He looks adorable…he seems just happy as can be with his little striped leggings :)

  • metalia

    December 13, 2006 at 1:43 pm

    First of all? That picture is hilarious, and Anders is adorable; he’s totally rocking that outfit. Second of all, yes, the nanny should TOTALLY be doing the laundry…as an avid hater of laundry (um…doing it, not, y’know, the clothes themselves) that’s one of the best perks of having a nanny. Also, I love those camo socks; my son has ’em too :)

  • nabbalicious

    December 13, 2006 at 1:59 pm

    You could put him in a potato sack and he’d still be the cutest thing ever!

  • BeachMama

    December 13, 2006 at 2:03 pm

    I thought you were reintroducing the leg warmer fad, but then I realized it was a bad laundry day. Sorry about that. But, truth be told, none of the Nannies I know do laundry. If they are live in’s (which I am assuming yours isn’t) then they do light housekeeping and meals, but still no laundry but their own. You would think though if it was running low she/he could help out just a little?

    Have fun doing laundry tonight.

  • whoorl

    December 13, 2006 at 2:07 pm

    The nanny would gladly do the laundry, but my OCD of the “nobody can do it as well as me” variety trumps that idea.

  • Jenn

    December 13, 2006 at 2:31 pm

    Freakin’ hilarious. Anders might quite possibly be the cutest baby I’ve ever seen, circus freak outfit and all. Don’t worry, you’ll get the hang of the whole working mommy thing. Like everything else, it just takes time.

    Oh, and let the nanny do some laundry! At least a few of Ander’s little outfits. I understand the OCD thing (would never let anyone else wash my undies either) but how badly could she mess up baby clothes???

  • SAJ

    December 13, 2006 at 2:49 pm

    I love it!!!

  • Audrey

    December 13, 2006 at 3:10 pm

    When I nannied, I totally did laundry!! It started out as only the kids laundry (clothes, bedding, etc) but morphed into everyone’s laundry. Truth be told, it gave me something to do during naptime and Mom never had to worry about the kids not having clean clothes (especially important when a toddler INSISTS on wearing the same dress every.single.day.). Try letting Nanny take care of Anders’ laundry; you may enjoy not having to worry about it anymore!

  • Mrs. S

    December 13, 2006 at 3:36 pm

    He looks happy, though, and I’m sure he has no idea of the fashion sins he is committing. Or, maybe he’s a rebel and he looks happy because of it? ;)

  • Amanda

    December 13, 2006 at 4:31 pm

    He’s the cutest mismatched baby ever. Looks like he’s still thriving, to say the least! Those thunder thighs, in horizontal stripes no less, are so adorable!

  • rebecca

    December 13, 2006 at 4:43 pm

    That is hilarious. Console yourself with the fact that he certainly doesn’t mind. In fact, he looks pretty damn content!

  • amy

    December 13, 2006 at 5:40 pm

    i think it looks pretty gosh darn cute but what doesn’t on that little guy.

  • Sarcomical

    December 13, 2006 at 6:53 pm

    how wrong is it that i love the ensemble?

    and i love you for spiking his hair like that. ;)

  • am'ti b

    December 13, 2006 at 7:22 pm

    i want to squeeze his little legs and kiss his cheeks. 8 days and counting!

  • Leanna

    December 13, 2006 at 9:40 pm

    Thanks for the laugh…I really needed that today..Anders is adorable no matter what he wears…

  • Heather

    December 14, 2006 at 5:44 am

    He’s still as precious as ever, and I love the leggings.

  • kimmer

    December 14, 2006 at 6:50 am

    I let go of the OCD laundry demon that rocks my soul, and I let the nanny do laundry for both kids this time. I still do my own though…

  • Donovan

    December 14, 2006 at 7:01 am

    I’d love to make fun of your little ensemble for the boy, but I’ve been known to put together outfits like that without being low on clean clothes.
    And that is why I am not allowed to dress our girls anymore.
    Lack of style or brilliant strategy, you decide.

  • Rachel

    December 14, 2006 at 7:21 am

    We have had our fair share of days where Jillian was dressed in pink pants, a purple onesie and green socks. She likes it. And just think: the first time he says “Mom, I look stupid in this” when you dress him up, you can whip out this picture and say “No, you don’t.”

  • ms. sizzle

    December 14, 2006 at 7:48 am

    i quite like the funkiness of the outfit. ;)

  • Heidi

    December 14, 2006 at 7:55 am

    That outfit is funkalicious! After I chuckled (a bit), I swear I thought is was cool…mostly because Anders seems to wear it so well. I’ve always said that people can pull the craziest outfits off, so long as the have the confidence to back it up. Obviously, Anders is a stud!

  • Obabe

    December 14, 2006 at 8:48 am

    The compromise I was able to come up with was that I ‘do’ the laundry (as in, put it in washer/dryer or hang as neccessary) and our nanny folds it and puts it away. It’s bliss. And we do alot of dry cleaning too!

  • kris

    December 14, 2006 at 11:52 am

    He totally looks like one of the kids from Fame.

  • guinness girl

    December 14, 2006 at 12:59 pm

    Ha. Best outfit EVER. Sometimes my husband leaves the house dressed similarly.

  • Lin

    December 14, 2006 at 7:39 pm

    I do believe that boy’s just about getting big enough to do his own laundry! He is thriving!

  • Jessie

    December 15, 2006 at 7:32 am

    I’m with Sizzle, I think the outfit is funky and fun, and it makes me feel better since I undoubtably will someday dress my future kid in something equally un-matching since I HATE laundry.

  • Angella

    December 15, 2006 at 9:21 am

    Just awesome!

  • Filtering Life

    December 15, 2006 at 7:34 am

    Okay are Chloe and Anders brother and sister…they have the same toupee flip up mohawk deal. Okay that outfit kills me. I actually laughed out loud. Call it serious sleep deprivation, but that picture is hilarious! Yeah, tell your wench to get her butt in gear and add a few more challenging things to her repitore.

  • Sarah

    December 16, 2006 at 3:54 pm

    Sadly, this is how I imagine my children will dress most of the time…this resembles my own baby pictures far too much, and I just know I’m going to take after my mother when it comes to dressing babies in quirky clothing.

    But your darling looks perfectly happy in his artsy clothes, so no harm done!

  • nila

    December 17, 2006 at 3:47 am

    The funky outfit goes with the faux mohawk. Work it Anders!!

  • Sabine

    December 19, 2006 at 2:57 pm

    It’s quite lovely that one can look so perfectly cute no matter what one wears!

  • angela

    December 20, 2006 at 8:07 pm

    Are those little tiny leg warmers? With a miniature flo-hawk? I’ve never read your blog before, but I must say, you seem to have a very stylish baby. Even if it is laundry day and he’s all thrown together.