Thursday, October 8, 2009

Preppy Challenge

I Gave Birth to a Preppy--from TOPH

"My tiny offspring immediately began to assert herself in very distinctive ways. She flatly refused papmers and demanded 100% cotton daipers clasped with a gold kilt pin.  She eschewed pacifiers and preferred to teethe on an add a bead necklace.  She didn't play house, she played 'cottage.' Instead of playing 'store,' she favored 'investment banking.' While the other little girls lavished attention on their dolls, mine pretended to find a baby sitter for hers.  The other children were happy with their red wagons; mine would accept nothing but a woody. When she learned that she would  receive a barbie doll, she marched to Tiffany's to register Barbie's silver pattern."

Ah, yes raising preppy boys. While my sons wore pampers they both teethed on silver rattles from Tiffany & Co.  They also have a woody wagon and although they've never played 'investment banking' they love money and enjoy golf, tennis, skiing, sailing, shooting and croquet!  They wear their monogram sweaters from Emily Lacey without any complaint and most of their shorts/pants are adorned with annimals (crabs, nautical flags, horses etc).  Check, check!

Preppy peace out!!

xoxo

SC

26 comments:

  1. Each of my boys had a silver cup and rattle :) While youngest loves golf, oldest son is more concerned about starting a 401K at 17yrs. Funny, he's worried about retirement and I'm worried about paying for an education to get him a job in the first place LOL!

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  2. I love this. LOVE. I want to print it in a delightful font on thick, rich, paper and frame it!

    Love!

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  3. Though Lallie is still a little young, I'm seeing some of this so check, check! :-)

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  4. I'm giggling... Christopher HAS to be the banker when we play Monopoly... Oh a preppy game to boot!

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  5. Good for you for raising little preps!!
    Gosh, what do I have w/my two boys? Southern Cali boys who live in jeans and tshirts and high top converse just like Mom.

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  6. Love the monogram sweaters--so cute!

    xo,
    E

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  7. that picture is too cute with their darling sweaters!

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  8. great job raising prepsters! They're darling.

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  9. The picture is precious! I must add...I teethed on Mother's Add-A-Bead necklace too. She recently passed it on to me, and the gold balls have little dents from little bicuspids.

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  10. How cute :) See! They don't want to be like everyone else. They want to be different. Good for them :)

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  11. Fabulous. Independence will serve them well!

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  12. Love the post. =)

    I tagged you for an award on my blog.

    Have a great weekend.

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  13. you look gorgie in the pic- details on the dress please!

    and there is something to be said for growing up on a golf course, tennis courts, boat deck, ski slopes et all- you and I certainly turned out okay ;)

    xoox

    kHm

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  14. Sounds like my kind of boys. Hmmm, if we only lived closer and they were closer to DD's age. :D

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  15. QBS---my dress is Lesley Evers. Her style is so you, please check out her website. It is my new fav!!! xoxo

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  16. You have such a way with words! Love this!

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  17. This is my first time visiting your blog- love it! I remember owning the Preppy HAndbook and just dreaming my name was Muffy.... I will always be a prep at heart.:) Lori

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  18. Too cute! I love your family picture!Have a great weekend!

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  19. This is classic Miss Social, not to mention how fabulous you all look in the picture, it's outstanding!

    May you all enjoy a delightful, divine weekend!
    tp

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  20. Oh can we please please please get your boys with my 2 girls? A preppy match made in heaven! Love the way you're raising them and love the sweaters. What a great great picture!! (can I be on your Christmas card list?) ...Lol..

    ;-)

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  21. P.S. Lucky girl - your preppy hubby is a (I hate this word but...) Hottie! Lol.

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  22. What a gorgeous family photo! I love Emily Lacey, so nice it's in my neighborhood. Now all I need is a child or two...

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  23. She played cottage? I don't think I've ever heard anything as cute as that!

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Talk preppy to me! xoxo