To be annoyed that the only little boys' wellies Tesco sell have "Bad To The Bone" written all over them?
ladygrinningsoul · 20/09/2007 13:59
It's bad enough the T-shirts with slogans like "little monster" and "0-naughty in 10 seconds". But "Bad To The Bone" with skulls and crossbones, for a 4 year old? What kind of message does that send out!
EmsMum · 20/09/2007 22:32
Sure you don't have to buy them in Tescos but if thats where you are and your DS needs boots... 'go somewhere else' can be a pain in the whatsit with kids in tow. If they are only going to stock one type why don't they choose something without silly words on?
I was a little annoyed when DD was younger and mothercare girls wellies were all pink - yet again. But problem solved cos boys rack had cutest red puppy ones.
TinyGang · 21/09/2007 09:57
YANBU. Boys clothing is so aggressive and/or dull. It makes me fume.
My ds is nearly 6 and tall too, so all the horrible stuff is really aimed at his size nowadays
I have to really look hard to find him nice clothes. He likes a nice dinosaur, or something fun on his clothes and bright colours too.
But it's all sludgey colours and 'come and hava a go if you think you're hard enough' type slogans. I hate it for him.
There have been loads of threads about this on mn before. Mums on here and in RL mostly say they don't like it; and yet I guess someone must be buying it because the shops keep selling it.
margoandjerry · 21/09/2007 10:12
Totally agree. Have been ranting about this for some time.
Am currently looking for a lovely, interesting shirt for my very tall five year old nephew. One that doesn't look like something an accountant would wear. All the boys' clothes are dull and boring or "naughty". Even boden goes down the "let's put lots of skater boy logos on or people will think they're gay"
He's too big for these unfortunately but how nice if boys were allowed to wear interesting things like this
Chloesmumtoo · 21/09/2007 10:21
Is it a problem? No, it doesnt bother me. They are just fashon in the sense of boys clothes! It is your choice whether you want them or not. I personally feel its the way your child behaves thats important not what he wears. Perhaps thats why it doesnt bother me. My ds would beleave them to look cool but not to feel he can behave in any such way dictated
EricL · 21/09/2007 10:36
It's just supposed to be funny surely? Don't buy them if you don't like them.
What annoys me more is the kids clothes that are designed to make our daughters look like prostitutes. I remember some of the Bratz range a few years ago when my DD was into them was truly shocking.
Nip · 21/09/2007 10:44
i think YABU - there are other places to shop if you dont like what they have. I dont think its such a huge issue if a childs shirt has a comment on.
I'm afraid my DS has worn "trouble", "little monster" etc etc - i dont feel he has been branded - its just a shirt!
moopymoo · 21/09/2007 10:59
my mum bought ds a tshirt the othe rday that said 'granny magnet' on it. i thought it was pretty vile, then dh pointed out the phrase that it was a corruption of which i being dim and naive had not noticed...then it went in the bin. i hate this stuff. although i also get het up about fcuk.
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