A Sad Day for a GGC

Over the last week, Archer has decided that he hates hats which is contrary to my whole plan. I exist to dress my child up like a little man every where we go and on days (almost every day) when I have no adult interaction, I can dress Archer up like an adult and ask him what he thinks of current events and the status quo.

Those days have passed. Not even a beanie will suffice...

...Not even a HOODIE!!! I think I'm going to be sick.

At least I have the memories. The way you wore your hat. Oh noooooo. You can't take that away from me.



Anonymous | 3:49 PM

Oh NO! Hopefully this is just a passing phase!

Anonymous | 4:50 PM

Complete and total suckage when they start exercising the "uh-uh, ain't gonna do it momma" muscles..i know your pain..

Anonymous | 5:08 PM

i have a 13-month old who is also in a hat refusal phase. i was going to ask what your trick was... alas.

Mom101 | 5:56 PM

Oh baby, I'm so with you. The day Thalia can't wear a hat is the day she rejects all twenty-nine of the painstakingly hand-knit gifts from her many adoring friends and relatives. I fear that day.


Yup. The attitude begins. Sighhhh.

Anonymous | 6:18 PM

If I hadn't seen him today, I would be driving up there right now to kiss that little punim. You tell your mommy who's boss, Archer!!!


MrsFortune | 6:49 PM

GGC, try a pipe and a business suit. That'll fix him up good. That way you two can continue to discuss the state of the Asian markets and the sale of those ports to Dubai and he won't have to wear a hat (except of course when he goes out to pick up lunch at that sushi place across the street).

Stacy | 7:08 PM

Great pics. I think it might be worse having a girl who hates bows though. I have no way to tame her messy, tangled frizzy locks. She refuses all that cutesy stuff ~ bows, hats, headbands, clips, ponytails, sunglasses, etc. I feel your pain!

Unknown | 8:14 AM

Here's the full lyrics to your complaint:

They Can’t Take That Away From Me
(George and Ira Gershwin)

The way you wear your hat
The way you sip your tea
The memory of all that
No, no they can’t take that away from me

The way your smile just beams
The way you sing off key
The way you haunt my dreams
No, no they can’t take that away from me

We may never, never meet again
On the bumpy road to love
Still I’ll always, always keep the memory of

The way you hold your knife
The way we danced till three
The way you changed my life
No, no they can’t take that away from me
No, they can’t take that away from me

We may never, never meet again
On that bumpy road to love
Still I’ll always, always keep the memory of

The way you hold your knife
The way we danced till three
The way you change my life
No, no they can’t take that away from me
No, they can’t take that away from


spoken like a true editor. thanks, sal . always thorough, but shouldn't those lyrics be in italics? hee.

Jess Riley | 1:57 PM

"a pipe and a business suit." Ha!

Even sans-hat, Archer is one of the cutest babies I've ever seen!!!!

Bringing Up Ben | 4:55 PM

I stumbled upon your blog and I just wanted to say that I love it!

Your little guy is so adorable...and looks so familiar! I wonder if we live in the same neighborhood.



Oooooooh, Liz! We live in the Larchmont area but are about town... frequenting Los Feliz and surrounding areas, perhaps we have stumbled into each other. Do you have a blog? Your profile did not list one. Let me know. I saw that you have a little babe on the way. Congrats! Always down to meet local momz/future momz. We are few and far between 'round these parts. Let me know.

Anonymous | 1:19 AM

maybe you should start the "helm-look", i bet he can´t take that off,..........

Herself | 9:28 AM

my daughter never wore a hat and she has, lets just say, a certain contempt for the fashion police.

Unknown | 12:49 PM

My daughter HATES hats so I know how you feel! I have all these adorable pink baseball hats and snowhats but they only last about 10 seconds on her little head! Oh the memories!

Anonymous | 3:48 PM

I love that last picture! He looks so self-assured and defiant.

I've really been enjoying your blog. Your style is great, and Archer is too cute!

Chicky Chicky Baby | 6:20 PM

I have that same problem with my 10-month old baby girl. It was really cute when she first started taking off her own hat and we were running for the camera to document the occassion. "Oh, look honey, look what she can do now!"
Try having the hat battle when its 10 degrees outside. Take comfort in the fact that you live in a warm climate!

Anonymous | 7:34 PM

Hat or no hat...he's still damn cute! Maybe you can start trying our ascots. I definitely like the pipe and business suit idea. Archer would be chillin!

kittenpie | 6:33 AM

don't lose hope, girl! Ours started ripping hats off her head with ferocity, but for some reason reversed her ruling on this at a later date and now asks for them and puts them on for play - yeehaw. I think it was the Bob the Builder hat that changed her mind, but I'll never know.

lanfear | 4:40 PM

I've just started reading your blog.
a) I am not a mommy.
b) I find your blog interesting, cute without being overly mushy and the pics just make me want to break out in a grin at all the new things your baby does as he grows.
c) and i'd just like to thank you for giving me the opportunity to see things from the other side of the coin.