When I found out I was expecting a boy, I have to be honest, I was surprised. See, I was carrying very low (girl myth number 1), and I'd had the most hideous all day everyday nausea and sickness for weeks( girl myth no. 2), but also, girls run heavily in my family, so when little fella announced himself I went into a bit of a panic.
See, call me weird or what, but I didn't want him to wear football shirts (no offence intended as little fella actually owns 2 retro Welsh Rugby jerseys), I wanted him to be dead dead cool, because I knew back then he was going to be the coolest dude on the planet (yes, even above Liam Gallagher I'm afraid) - and looking back, he most definitely is.
Now, I'm sure I'm not the only mum about who struggles to find any individual and cool clothes for boys. OK, so I dip in and out of mainstream kids clothes shops, but I still get frustrated at the lack of imagination compared to the millions of beautiful clothes for girls. Even Baby Gap, who I thought would be a sure bet, didn't deliver the goods. Anyway, after reading Jools Oliver's Minus nine to one (guilty pleasure honest) just before little fella was born, she introduced me to a brilliant place called Their nibs and now I'm hooked.
Monsoon for kids is also a little gem, especially around sale time, and I've already managed to pick up some good stuff - again, girls seem to be the priority here, but hey, I'm not grumbling. Then there's the amazing Pink Milk where we can all worship Charlie and Lola- their long sleeved t-shirts are brilliant for boys and girls, along with bags and other cool stuff like height charts and party bits.
OK, so I have no idea when the backlash will begin, and little fella demands to become a chav, but until that time, he will be the cool indie surf kid that turns everyones head because he's so damned gorgeous!