I apologize if there is already a thread for this…I haven’t seen or found one. I think it would be fun for those of us who take our baby’s out (even if it’s just in your own yard) to share photos of your baby’s outings or even if it’s just an OOTD (outfit of the day) because of a new outfit you got. Anyone is free to post/share, even if you’re not a collector…doesn’t even have to be an actual reborn (also doesn’t even have to be painted)…as long as you dress them in different outfits or take them out, you can share here too.
I came up with this idea, because I really like to show my reborns in the clothes I got and I don’t want to tie up the WIP feed with outfit photos. I would also like to see how others dress their babies…especially for holidays (traditional or nontraditional).
We’re going out to dinner tonight and I’m taking Josie…my hubby’s all for it because he wants to see if we get offered a high chair or booster seat (don’t worry, we’re not going to take it, leave it for legit children) or see if they ask if we want them to bring her a drink or a plate. Here’s her outfit…fleece jacket (it’s cold out today) long sleeve onesie and jean leggings, white bear hat and socks.
I can’t wait to hear about your adventures! Funny story I went to Walmart and there was a lady there with a car seat in the basket of her cart and she was talking to it in a way that made me wonder if it really was a baby or a reborn unfortunately I was never able to figure it out. But until I joined this community I never ever would’ve second-guessed it.
She was talking to it like a bad actor. Really projecting fakely. Was really very odd
Oh this is such a fun idea! I will definitely have to share next time I go out. I almost always take doll with me since they do help tremendously with my anxiety.
I totally agree! Until discovering reborns myself…I wonder how many times I’ve walked by carseats and strollers that had babies that weren’t real. My sister-in-law liked to put her Maltipoo in a stroller and it was funny to see the reactions of people expecting to see a baby, then finding out It was a dog was funny. It’s more common this day and time to do that with pets, but years ago it wasn’t.
Went into a shoe store, asked where the baby shoes were, and the salesperson asked what age of child so I whipped the leg out of my bag and handed it to her.
I still laugh when I remember the look on her face
One time I was painting and the doorbell rang so I answered the door with a baby head on my fingers. The poor electrician wasn’t sure what to say
That’s exactly why I’m taking Josie out to dinner with us. My husband’s Dad is coming and he always just rubs me the wrong way. Like he will ask me a question and I’ll start taking about it and he’ll just randomly cut me off and go “That’s enough about that, what else is new?” I’m the only one he will cut off like that. Josie’s going to keep me from losing my cool and give me something to focus on (cause my hubby says it is rude to be on my phone at dinner…which I agree, but if you’re being ignored, there’s nothing to do except just sit there and look at my food and nod/shake my head). His Dad is pretty much a misogynist…women should be seen, not heard and only speak when spoken to. Kinda explains why he’s on his 4th or 5th marriage.
Oh my Gosh! That had to be the funniest thing ever! I would have loved to have seen the look on the face of both the shoe store employee and the electrician! I’m laughing now just imagining it!
Now I’m going to have to take out a baby leg sometime and go look for shoes to see what reaction I get. lol
It’s rude for you to be on the phone but okay for his dad to be rude and disrespectful to you? What’s up with that? Time for hubby to have a little talk with dad. By being rude to you, he’s disrespecting his son, too.
Oh my temper would absolutely get the best of me on that situation doll or no doll. His behavior is absolutely ridiculous and so unnecessary. I am so sorry you have to deal with that.
Oooooooh I don’t think i would be joining them! He deserves a punch in the nose.
Going to be hard to top that!!!
Oh goodness! …Whipped a leg out of your purse… I can only imagine her surprise!
I hate when people do something like that. We take our daughter and her daughter, who is 13, to lunch on Sundays, and we used to go out and eat on alternate Tuesdays and Thursdays before the pandemic. Anyway, if her Dad talks everything is great. Most of the time, when I start telling something, she grabs her phone and starts looking through it. It annoys me so much, and it is SO RUDE, that I just stop right in the middle of my sentence. She never asks me to “go on” or anything. It is very plain that she is telling me that what I have to say is less important that anything else. I try not to say much. After all, she controls how and when we see the grandchild. But, your father-in-law just made me think of that. I can truly feel for you. I have left restaurants in tears more than once from her saying or not saying things. It really hurts.
Wow…that’s just horrible! At least in my case we’re not blood related…I think that would hurt worse. No one deserves that! It’s sad what I see some parents have to go through just to be able to see their kids or grandkids. It’s not right that some people will use kids like a pawn…you don’t do what they want and they won’t let you see them.
It’s not uncommon for men to NOT want to hear too many ‘details’ about Anything! Specially older men, they are from a different era, be patient, I know it’s annoying but I am much older and I have a very hard time with the way people think about most everything today!!
You are correct. That is the reason I don’t complain about it to everybody. I am totally aware of how she is, so I know what it can be like with her. I truly believe she has some kind of personality disorder, or something along those lines. Things she does and has done just don’t make sense at times, and even my therapist has said “that’s weird” when I have told her some things about her. So, it is not just me and I know that. I am sorry she has these issues. She is very intelligent. She holds an (almost) double major in art and psychology. She needed a class or two to be able to have the double in Art as well as Psychology. She also has her degree and licensing for the State and National for Massage Therapy. She is excellent with the Massage. She can ask you what you do for a living and she can go straight to the spot that needs working on. I know a lot of them can, but this always seemed pretty neat to me. I love her with all my Momma heart, but I do understand that when the grand daughter is grown we won’t be likely to have much contact with her. We didn’t have a lot of contact with her before she had the baby. She is a single Mom. That is sad, too. But, I won’t put up with it then. Even the grand daughter knows her Momma pretty good. She has had her figured out for several years, at least. She has a lot of insight for a little girl. Anyway, it is what it is. I have 3 children, and only one that truly acts as if he cares about me and how I am. He will call to check on me and see if I’m OK. So, I am blessed very much to have him. And, hubby, of course. You just don’t realize these things when you have children. So innocent and precious, and no way to know what will come out as they mature. I have thought more than once that if I had known how genetics works and such back then, I don’t think I would have had kids. And that is what I always wanted was kids. But the issues cause them to suffer, too. We all have our crosses to bear. We may look at another and think, “Boy, I could never carry that load!” But, we are not given the other people’s loads to carry. I will not pretend it has been easy, because it surely has not.
OK, this is a book and I won’t feel offended at all if no one reads it.
I read the entire thing because I write exactly like this. I guess from years of mental abuse before my hubby I just assume I always have to over explain things in great detail when I write to make sure I’m not misunderstood. I need to use talk to text, cause I talk much less than I write. lol
That is exactly why I explain a LOT – because the folks I deal with mostly just don’t get it if you say it the way most everybody would – no… you have to explain it in their, I guess. Anyway, it does cause us to grow into that ourselves, I believe.
Now, let’s talk about happy stuff.
I took Josie out tonight and was able to fool 3 people. The hostess counted us before she seated us and said 5 people and 1 baby…follow me. When we got to our seat she asked if I wanted a high chair (I told her no thank you, I’ll hold her). Our server came over to get our drinks and waved and said Hi Baby…until my husband took off the pacifier to show she wasn’t real. We had Japanese Hibachi and the guy that cooked our food in front of us was giving out Sake shots said No Sake for Momma, she’s holding the baby (which is fine, I very very seldomly drink because I have a minor allergic reaction to alcohol…My nasal passages swell when I drink it and sometimes my face starts getting red splotches on my cheeks and they become itchy…heck when I rinse my mouth out with Listerine after brushing my teeth and swish it a little too long in one spot, I’ll have a sore there the following day).
Here’s the photo of Josie and I. I was wearing my mask still because we were just seated and I didn’t have a chance to take it off yet.
That is so precious! Sounds like a wonderful time. That baby looks so real.