The new pile of clothes includes gray, black, cammo, and a hint of blue. Staying completely on brand, she is. Shopping trips with grandma and the cousins always go pretty well. Even if there is not a single toe stepped outside her black, grey, blue color palette. Well, sometimes the socks are rainbow, the only pop of psychedelic in her wardrobe. There are constants I can always count on with this kid.
Oh and if it’s penguins, pusheen, pugs, llamas, or avacados then it usually gets a free pass no matter the style or color. This pretty much transcends all things Maddie.
Headbands, scrunchies, tops, unders, pants, shoes, backpack, notebooks, pencils, hoodies, coats, gloves, hats, you name it. It fits the Maddie K. persona she is crafting. This includes on brand merchandise. In that this kids does not a lick give about things being on brand. Comfy? yep. Fitting in one of above said categories or colors? Obviously. But on brand? Who the heck cares, she says?
The hydroflask is the latest case in point. Every kid has one or twelve. Every kid wants one or a hundred. Maddie totes around a pusheen plastered metal water bottle from a subscription box, because, well, it has pusheen. She asked for a new one that maybe could have a handle on it and that she could put her pickle (don’t ask) stickers on. Score! An Easter basket idea for the increasingly hard to buy for kid!
I asked her if she was talking about a hydroflask. She says, of course not. Please do NOT buy her one of those annoying denty on brand bottles please, she says. Any metal water bottle will do- she just need a blank one for stickers.
Maddie K. on brand, she will not. Not sure how to tell her though that Pusheen and Pickle are both BRANDS. I think I’ll leave that alone for the time being.
Not sure what she would do if they came out with a hydroflask sporting pickle water bottle though.