You know what they say – ‘never work with kids or animals’. Well, a few months ago I did. Kid, singular, that is – animals pretty much terrify me. Kids only mildly freak me out. Oli (above) is Ben’s (also above) son. He is almost four. (Oli, not Ben). The two of them are pretty much the cutest young father-son combo I know. (Granted I don’t actually know that many people with kids.) Anyway, a while back, Ben and Oli picked up some new (matching) shoes from Platypus and Oli seemed so happy to have ‘the same shoes as daddy’ that I thought it would be cute to dress them alike from head to toe (what can I say?
I love matching! I’m a creep) and take a photo. So one afternoon I did. And then that one photo developed into several photos of the two of them, and then more photos of Oli on his own because 1. I bought him the whole outfit, and 2. he looked so cute.
I’ve never been super into children. I mean, that Japanese kid with the dog on instagram is f*cking adorable, but you know, I was never one of those girls in high school that was obsessed with having two of my own. Without getting too personal, having a child in your life is tricky. Especially when the child isn’t yours and you haven’t been around its whole life. It takes getting used to. I mean, you can’t tell off another persons kid. Isn’t that a rule or something? When do they go to bed? And how many treats are they allowed? And why does it take them so long to do anything? What’s the policy on bad behaviour? Why is there always so much mess?! Anyway, I’m doing my best and it’s actually quite fun a lot of the time. There are a lot of lols when Oli is around.
Also, kids clothes are so cheap! (In comparison to adults clothes.) Dressing up children is great. I now know why people create instagram accounts to document their kids outfits. I mean, look:
They make tiny Herschel bags!
There are actually a tonne of photos that I took, but this is the maximum I could put online without feeling like a giant, giant weirdo. I feel like taking photos of children that aren’t your own is kind of freaky, and posting photos of them feels even creepier. Before you freak out, please note that both parents gave permission for these to go live!
Happy Friday readers.
PS: In case you have a kid or know a kid and want to know where any of the clothes are from, Oli’s white tee is AS Colour, the cords and fox sweater are from Country Road, the Chucks and Vans are both available from Platypus and the beanie is Carhartt and is mine (he has a big head). I have no idea where his jeans or hat are from.
PPS: The pillow in Oli’s hand is a security blanket type object. I don’t think I ever had one so this is new to me. All I know is that he won’t go anywhere without it.