So it’s Black Friday. I am not going to shop because I am not crazy. But I will shop online and get a few deals. And, of course, because there is a baby girl coming to this house soon I must occasionally indulge myself in a teensy bit of baby clothes shopping.
Carter’s is 50% off today and they do have some of my favorite baby stuff so I went over to pick up my standard multi-packs of baby onesies. I always like to get a couple pairs of baby pants, especially since it’ll be chilly, so I took a look to see what their was.
And this is what I saw:
I backed away slowly, as I do from many other baby girl clothes. The tutus and dresses and leggings and bows. They scare me a bit because I’ve never been much of a girly-girl. And it isn’t helped by the fact that the only baby I’ve had is a boy. There is no such thing as Ruffle Butt in boy pants.
I took my confusion to Twitter, as I am wont to do.
That is when the Ruffle Butt Defenders arose. Among their claims:
“I wear jeans and long-sleeved Ts. My kid wears adorable leggings and pants and purple sparkly shoes and it’s NUTS.”
“YES TO THE RUFFLEBUTT!! I was skeptical too, but SO cute!!”
“awwww ruffle butt! Love!”
Sometimes Twitter is useful to show you when you’re wrong and you must accept defeat. (Like the time I asked Twitter if my husband was weird for listening to Grey’s Anatomy music. Twitter shot me down. Apparently it is not at all weird for a man to listen to girly music from a show he does not watch.)
I started to waver.
But then the Ruffle-Butt Offensive kicked into high gear.
“I join you in your disdain.”
“We got a ton of ruffle butt pants as gifts. I’m keeping em cause she’ll need pants in Jan/Feb but not a huge fan”
“personally i don’t understand the butt ruffles.”
“I’m not a parent, but I am a professional aunt. I am also very anti-butt-ruffle.”
“just say no!”
Get ready, y’all! It’s a Ruffle-Butt Smackdown!!
Do you rage against the Ruffle-Butt? Or do you succumb to the girly sweetness?