Friday, February 24, 2006

Wearing your ethnic pride on your sleeve—or your onesie, or your bib...


Speaking of t-shirts, I know everybody's gotta have at least one bib or t-shirt or onesie [Sorry, snapsuit! Gerber, don't sue me! I'm a newbie and I don't know how to make that little trademark symbol in Blogger!] in their kid's closet with "Kiss me, I'm Chinese" or "got balut?" on it. I don't know how many items of sushi-related clothing The Pumpkin's got, or t-shirts with hina matsuri dolls on 'em, or the ubiquitous "got rice?" Seems everybody and their parental unit is flogging some kind of ethnic/racial/cultural/political slogan to slap on their baby on Cafe Press. [My own personal favorite was the mini version of my well-worn Black Lava "check other" t-shirt that a friend made with a paint pen at our baby shower (sorry, Black Lava, but you didn't make a kid-size one).] So, what's your favorite—or least favorite—way for your mini-me to flaunt their heritage while their Che Guevara bodysuit (see, Gerber, I learn!) is in the wash?

6 comments:

Lumpyheadsmom said...

We bought the "white bread plus rice bowl" tee from Swirl Syndicate for Lumpyhead.

But now I'm totally making him a "check other" snap garment.

Anonymous said...

THAT is awesome.

superha said...

I've made a million one piece suit iron-ons for my little one, but I failed to come up with a racialcentric slogan or logo. Bad Taiwanese Mommy, bad! I'll look into soon. :(

AQdoc said...

Despite owning several pro-Asian t-shirts myself, I am ashamed to say we don't have any for the kid. We have so many hand-me-downs from friends, we really didn't have to buy much of anything :P

But I am inspired... maybe I'll make a "You can call me baby.... for now" shirt.

superha said...

Ooops, just noticed that 'Lil Dimples has a onesie/snap suit/whatever that I made a while back and forgot about. The front has the chinese character for "love" (ai) and the back says "I love you" (wo ai ni). So, I'm not such a lame parent after all. Yay me!

daddy in a strange land said...

What, no requests for "Who's your rice daddy?" onesies? ;)