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Fashion Police: When Bad Gifts Happen to Cute Babies

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Fashion Police: When Bad Gifts Happen to Cute Babies

All of us parents and parents-to-be have been there.  That moment when a friend or family member generously buys clothing for our little one, clothing so garish even Elton John would gasp, “Oh honey, no.”  And the gesture is so heartfelt, all we can do is pray those childhood acting classes are finally paying off and our smile is masking our inner horror.

“How CUTE is that?  Thank you!” we squeal three octaves too high.

We have no choice but to torture our child with the outfit at least once, so we can take a picture as evidence that s/he DID wear it, then toss it in the back of the closet along with the Morrissey t-shirts from college we simply cannot bear to part with.

Here is one such unwitting fashion victim:

Pam McCaskill from Fredricton, NB says:

“This was given to me by a co-worker who received it from one of the ‘church ladies’ when she had her baby. She told me to pass on the humiliation. In the first few groggy weeks of my daughter’s birth, I dressed her up (what else are you supposed to do with an infant?) in lots of different outfits and took pictures thinking of future revenge for sleepless nights. I’ve since passed it on to my husband’s cousin.”

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Candy Kirby is the founder of The Laughing Stork and a professional fun-maker who will never stop chasing her lifelong dream: to find the Pomeranian or porn star after whom her parents must have named her. A humor columnist for Disney, Nickelodeon, Scary Mommy, Reductress and Redbook, she also used to be a staff writer for the soap opera, The Bold and the Beautiful, where she penned many scripts featuring prolonged heated stares and countless “Who’s the Daddy?” story lines. Candy lives in Los Angeles with her husband, two young kids and three rescue Persian cats, the latter of whom are the real brains behind this operation (so send all complaints to them).

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