Ben has a shirt with a robot on it that says “Don’t Push My Buttons,” I think it’s so cute but every time he wears it, Lily points to whatever shirt she’s wearing and asks me aaaaaaaall day long:
“Where’s Lily’s robot?”
Yes, I could turn this post into a rant on why there are no girl robot or Thomas or racecar or whatever shirts, on why all of Ben’s shirts get to have numbers on them and hers don’t (sports shirts). But I won’t.
That’s just the way it is, oh well. Our kids are only going to know about gender and all of that crap if we complain about it. There’s two extremes, refusing to buy the doll and only buying dolls. Let your kids be kids and play with and get into what they want and that’s all you can do.
Sorry, I said I wasn’t going to do that!!! haha 😉
Where was I? I’m not going to go into all that crap or complain because I DIY, so I have no excuse and my kids can wear whatever kind of shirts they want to wear, if I make them!
I took a shirt I bought at a garage sale for Lily and along with some felt and hot glue, made this girly robot shirt. I want to kiss that little robot he’s so cute!!!
- very little felt from 4 sheets: purple, pink, light gray, and dark gray (.37 cents a sheet)
- ribbon scraps I had
- hot glue
It took me about 15 minutes to cut and arrange the pieces of robot how I wanted them, then another 15 minutes to glue everything into place on the purple square.
I glued the square to the shirt since she was SOO excited, but later that night I hand-stitched everything to secure it before tossing the shirt in the wash.
And after washing, she wanted to wear it today too. Good sign that a project went well! 🙂
I don’t know what it is with them and robots, they love them! It’s all I hear about all day, robots and school buses and dinosaurs. Plans are in the works for two little robot dolls that may or may not be their Christmas present from us. 🙂