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And So It Begins

By Glinda

Ahhhh, kids.


They are the most wonderful and joyous things to touch our lives. Let’s not focus right now on the tantrums or the ability to shriek “No!” and slam their bedroom door. Let’s just keep our focus on the positive, of sweet baby gurgles and chubby cheeks.


We glowed with joy when we found out there would be a new arrival, whether it was our child, grandchild, niece, nephew, or the child of a good friend. We beamed, even as in the back of our heads we thought, “Yesssss, now I totally have an excuse to go into that baby boutique down the street!”


You can’t deny the tiny thrill we enjoyed, knowing that another being would be entering the world. This innocent would be totally dependent upon us and our good taste to pick out items of clothing that are both fashionable yet able to serve adequately as barriers against the elements, as well as various spilled fluids. And this being has no choice whatsoever in what it wears! For at least a few years, they are completely at our mercy!


Then, hopefully our fine sense of color and design will have worn off on them so as to keep the fighting over what to wear to school at a minimum. But still, our influence is always there, whether or not they acknowledge it, or even actively seek to rebel against it.


Talk about a feeling of power.


And, shall we use that for good?


Gap Girl’s Back to School


Or for evil?





It’s a choice we must live with every day.


My name is Glinda, and I am here to persuade you to use your powers for good.


Welcome to Teeny Manolo! I want this to be a place where anyone, not just parents, can find something funny and interesting every single day. So my friends, click your heels together three times and say it with me, “There’s no place like Teeny Manolo!”

17 Responses to “And So It Begins”

  1. Py Korry Says:

    Welcome Glinda! 🙂 And you’re so right about the evil dress. It’s like dressing your kid with a “kick me” sign.

  2. J Says:

    That second outfit was indeed evil. I, also, vow to work for good. 😉

  3. ML Says:

    Glinda, yeah on your new and very groovy blog. I will be a frequent visitor here!

  4. Awesome Mom Says:

    Haha! I have been given hand me downs by some people and I can’t help but wonder how those kids could hold their heads up while wearing that awful clothing. I am so glad that I have much better taste than that and that someone will be happy to get my hand me downs.

  5. mrsdarwin Says:

    Those two outfits are like Longfellow’s little girl: the one that is good is very very good, and the one that is bad is horrid.

  6. Autumn's Mom Says:

    When she was good, she was very very good. And when she was bad, she was horrible! haha

  7. Captain Corky Says:

    Glinda, I really enjoyed reading your post. My wife and I had our first child 7 weeks ago, and it really has been the best 7 weeks of my life. I couldn’t be any happier.

    As far as fashion goes my son already dresses much better than me or my wife ever will. I look forward to reading more of your stuff in the future!

  8. Glinda Says:

    I was pretty scared of that second outfit as well!

    Usually I am jealous of the better clothes made for girls, but not this time!

  9. Anvilcloud Says:

    This is a superbly wonderful post. Go Glinda Go!!

  10. Beenzzz Says:

    Love your post and was horrified by the projectile pumpkin vomit dress. YIKES! 🙂

  11. chichimama Says:

    Wait, you mean there was something WRONG with the second dress? Man…and here I thought it was so (cough cough) cute!

  12. Chris Says:

    Good job Glinda. Here or there, you still have it!
    Um, yes the pumkin dress, not so cute. 😉

  13. Margaret Says:

    So…ummm…that evil dress is just like my wedding dres…. hee hee…

    Can’t wait to read more!

  14. dr sardonicus Says:

    Hey, I saw that pumpkin dress at a yard sale once…

  15. Sonia Says:

    Glinda, I will do whatever you say if you give me a ride in your bubble.

  16. laurie Says:

    That dress is vewwy scawwy.

  17. Ortizzle Says:

    Hey, that Halloween costume might be just the thing for the Wicked Witch of the West, LOL. Nice post. Looking forward to more Glinda, la muy linda.

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