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post #141 of 161
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Originally Posted by grumpybear View Post
While it is not something I'd pick for him, he can very well choose to if he wants to.
post #142 of 161
I think it's left the world of edgy/rebellious/goth/alternative, heck, even funky, and I'll go so far to say beyond even kitsch if it's sold at the Gap or Gymboree.

Pirates are spinning in their graves as we speak.
post #143 of 161
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Originally Posted by BlueStateMama View Post
I think it's left the world of edgy/rebellious/goth/alternative, heck, even funky, and I'll go so far to say beyond even kitsch if it's sold at the Gap or Gymboree.

Pirates are spinning in their graves as we speak.
Oh I dunno... I think pirates would appreciate the Gap and Gymboree.
post #144 of 161
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Originally Posted by GuildJenn View Post
Oh I dunno... I think pirates would appreciate the Gap and Gymboree.
post #145 of 161
To me, skulls scream either memento mori (remember you will die, basically), and that creeps me out on kid's clothes. But that's just me, I have done way too much reading into that sort of imagery for my thesis and all that. I won't buy something for DD with it on there. But I have seen REALLY cute dia de los muertos fabric made into stuff for kids, and that's a cultural thing. And for some people, it's just cute, just another motif.

I have been ambivalent about pirates b/c I didn't think it was all that nice, historically, but people have already given DD pirate stuff and she loves to say ARRRR and the pirate ride at disneyland, so whatever. I decided I won't push it and hopefully it will be a minor part of her whole pagent of play themes.

I would never judge someone for having a skull of any kind or pirate stuff on kids' clothes. It's just not my taste is all.
post #146 of 161
I think it's cute...and i get a little chukle out of the very closed minded conservative town thinks i'm wierd
post #147 of 161
We love skull/piratey stuff around here. My kids have tons of skull stuff, I actually seek it out.
post #148 of 161
My oldest is a 3 yo girl, so I don't think it's appropriate for her. In part because the color scheme is always black and grey and I don't put her in black.

If I had older kids, like say 7-8 or so and up, and they picked it out themselves, I'd probably have no objection to it, but for the little tykes, I just don't think it's cute.

I guess I'm saying, it's not for me.
post #149 of 161
We had skull & crossbone diapers.
And softshoes.
post #150 of 161
I think they're butt-ugly, but that's just a personal preference and not a vote for it being inappropriate. My husband and kids probably are just waiting for the next sale!
post #151 of 161
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post #152 of 161
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Originally Posted by becoming View Post
We love skull/piratey stuff around here. My kids have tons of skull stuff, I actually seek it out.
yup! I do too
post #153 of 161
I love skulls and piratey stuff myself, and that's mostly what I buy for my son (and myself) I don't see anything wrong with it.
post #154 of 161
I think they're fun. I made DS2 a skull and crossbones diaper that is pretty kick butt, IMO. I also sewed up both boys some flannel PJ pants with a skull print on it. The 6YO thinks they are "way awesome!"
post #155 of 161
I bought my 10 year old a pink and black shirt with a skull and variosous bones that has "oh snap" written on it. Ordinarily I'm kind of against the pink skulls for tweens but she wanted it a and it was something dh would never ever in a million years let have so she can wear it for Halloween time and then we'll retire it. I'm choosing my battles. I figure if she wears jr. emo now she'll make other choices later if it's not a power struggle. Everyone cracks up when they see it.
post #156 of 161
I wouldn't say "cute" but I like them. I used to teach world cultures and we did a lot about Day of the Dead. I love the sugar skull prints and have a mei tai with Day of the Dead images on it. My son likes pirate stuff and the jolly roger is a prominant symbol for them.

I guess I don't see why it would be inappropriate, but to each his own!
post #157 of 161
DS picks out clothes with them, I picked a flannelette fabric with skulls and pink bows for some of DD's fitted dipes, & DH made a cool sugar skull drawing for a tattoo. So obviously WE have no problem with skulls. Death is part of the natural cycle of things.
post #158 of 161
I couldn't find the shoes but I did find about $300 worth of clothes my DD's simply MUST HAVE now. Thanks a LOT

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Originally Posted by Drummer's Wife View Post
The shoes I thought were cute.

Another part of the new line that has a skull shirt here.

Per the dress code at my older two kids' school, the shirt would not be allowed but I think the shoes would be okay.

eta: the links aren't really working right b/c it's flash, so if anyone is interested - you have to click back or forward a page or two. I tried the shoes I like have several tiny skulls on them.
post #159 of 161
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I couldn't find the shoes but I did find about $300 worth of clothes my DD's simply MUST HAVE now. Thanks a LOT

sorry! I love their clothes. Especially the girl stuff. It's a good thing my DD is about to be in the biggest size they offer. If I had a little girl I'd really be in trouble.
post #160 of 161
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Originally Posted by joyfulgrrrl View Post
I couldn't find the shoes but I did find about $300 worth of clothes my DD's simply MUST HAVE now. Thanks a LOT
If you become a fan of Gymboree, you can learn the strategies for buying for way less than retail. They markdown pretty often, have coupons, and you can earn Gymbucks. I pay less at Gymboree than I would at a lot of other places.
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