I admit, this is not my strongest area as a parent. I am ambivalent about a lot of sports these days. But Graham has picked up on a lot of what’s going on around him. And then there was the day he brought this home from school:
And then my trip to Fenway means that Graham is now obsessed with the Red Sox. When he sees a Red Sox symbol, when he hears them mentioned on the radio, he shouts, “Red Sox, Mom!!” There are a LOT of Red Sox symbols in Boston, you guys. This happens constantly.
Here in New England where people are particularly passionate about their teams, I’ve learned it’s best not to fight it. Go with it. When in Rome and all.
But when I’ve seen kids’ sports team gear it’s never particularly cute. I’ve learned it’s much better to go online. And I’ve got the best Red Sox and Pats outfits for your kiddos. With the World Series coming up and the Sox doing pretty awesome, it’s definitely time to blend in and show some spirit whether or not you’re a local. (And come on, like you’d go with the Cardinals?)
This dress comes in Preschool and Toddler sizes. I like the preppie style and tennis-style skirt. Though there are bunches of dress styles if you’ve got a girly girl of a sports fan on your hands. There’s also a Patriots version.
Babies make the best accessories, right? And babies decked out in sports gear are always all over my Facebook feed when football season heats up. (I’ll add nice Patriots pack for girls that’s not super girly. The nice ruffle sleeve is cute without having to go straight up pink.)
And, of course, the classic hat. (A bunch of hats are marked down right now, too.)
This is definitely de rigeur for the tiny Patriots fans.
And since football also signals the end of summer, a cozy hat for the kids is a great choice.
As for me, I’m doing my best to show a little Red Sox spirit with my boring grey hat. What I really want, though? This one. So cute.
Admit it, you’re indoctrinating your kids. Which team have you told them they’re obligated to root for?