Unfortunately, size 6 is officially the BOYS' section, which I have been avoiding like the dickens. I know I could have started looking there as early as size 4, but no thank you. I love boys and I love being Mommy to a boy, but the boys' section is freaking me out. Not only are the prices significantly higher, but the clothes just look so....old. I kid you not, crocodiles with blood dripping from their jaws, sk8ter shirts that say stuff in texting code that I can't buy because I have no clue what it means (any teenagers want to help me decode it?), SpongeBob picking his nose, and skulls everywhere. Not the cute smiley skulls, but the Ed Hardy monstrosities with snakes slithering out the eye socket and a dagger plunged through the top, the type you'd expect to see on a pimply teenager, not on a smiling chubby-cheeked 3 year old. Lord help me, I am not ready to see my innocent son in these clothes. I'm feeling depressed about the future of clothes shopping for the boy, and several times I have fled the boys' section in dismay and instead bought something cute and happy and 1/3 the price for Baby Manny.
Don't get me wrong, there are some cute exceptions to the rule, and I have so far acquired shirts featuring a lion, a tiger, a sunbathing lobster, 2 with helicopters (that the Nugget is already salivating over - "Dos hel'copter shirts too big?"), koi fish, and a crab. But instead of being able to pluck these from among many viable options in the toddler section, these were hard-sought after finds. It's like panning for gold.
Anyone have tips on where to find cute, reasonably-priced, age-appropriate boys' clothing?