Tuesday, February 03, 2009


The Chinese are known for bundling their children up in many, many layers.

Today I was a Chinese mother. Alice wore:
  • a nappy
  • a pair of tights
  • a pair of thermal leggings
  • a pair of trousers
  • a pair of socks
  • a vest
  • a thermal vest
  • a top
  • a fleece hoodie
When she went out, I added:
  • a fleece
  • fleece wrist warmers
  • fleece mittens
  • fleece neck warmer
  • waterproof dungarees
  • a soft gillet
  • a waterproof coat
  • a fleece pompom hat
  • a pair of sparkly wellies
(I somehow feel that that list should be sung to the tune of 'The 12 Days of Christmas!')

The top coat is a double one - soft gillet zipped into the spotty waterproof layer. Alice has a top by the same company, the top is age 3 and it's skin-tight, so I took advice from GMJ and ordered age 6 - by the time Alice had all those clothes on it barely did up (although most of the time it still has plenty of growing room)!

J asked, 'Could she move?'
Yes, she could move but she couldn't get up when she fell over (think beached whale!)


Janet said...

lol I was thinking "12 Days of Christmas" too!! At least Alice was snuggly warm :-) But could she move lol??

Kiy said...

Oh my! I think you should send the photo and list to her orphanage. They would love it, I know ours would! hehe

Have you ever seen the movie A Christmas Story? That's what I was thinking of when I saw her picture and read your list. Reminds me of the little brother, who also couldn't get up when he got knocked over. :)

Cheers, Kiy