I’ve never been happier to retire a piece of clothing

“Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we.”
George W. Bush, August 5, 2004

In less than 12 hours, an article of clothing in our household will become instantly outmoded.

I’m talking about you, little “I already know more than the president” onesie. Yes, Phoebe wore you proudly, back when she was small enough. And sure, you would still fit Theo, size-wise. But your message, so sadly and humorously apt for far too long, will no longer be appropriate. And that deserves a celebration of extraordinary magnitude.

To send off this once-stylish article of clothing in style, I thought I’d post a few pictures from a photo shoot it had with Phoebe, back in 2006.

Photographer: Hi, Phoebe.
Phoebe: Oh, hi.


Photographer: Hey, Phoebe, what’s that you’re wearing?
Phoebe: You mean this?


Photographer: You look fabulous, dahling. Now, strike a pose.


Photographer: Work it baby, work it. Now show me the pout.


Photographer: Oh, yeah, baby. Yeah.
Phoebe: Can we stop this now? I’d like my lunch.
Photographer: Okay, okay. But first, tell me. Will you be happy to see a new president in office?

Phoebe: You know it!
Photographer: Oh, yeah. Anything you’d like to say to the President as he takes his leave?

Phoebe: Buh-bye.

Phoebe: And don’t let the door hit you on the a…
Photographer: Phoebe!

This post is also doing double duty as a Monday Mission post. The assignment for this week was to post a series of photos with accompanying dialog, inspired by such posts from Wherever Ewe Go.

And by the way, anyone have any suggestions about what to do with this onesie?

16 thoughts on “I’ve never been happier to retire a piece of clothing

  1. Awesome set of photos – and, yes, keep the onesie for posterity.

    I myself have an “Impeach Reagan” t-shirt that I wear from time to time.

  2. I like that we both chose to use the phrase “don’t let the door hit your “butt” on the way out” to describe today without even knowing it (it was my FB status earlier today).

    And what a great onesie, I wonder who the super witty intelligent clever person who gave it to you was..

  3. That onesie is cool! I’m not American, or really connected to the country in any particular way, and even I felt strangely proud when Obama was voted in – our general elections were held the same week and had way less excitement about them purely because of the US elections. Here in NZ for the last few years it’s been sort of like ‘who let Bush in?’ and now everyone’s like ‘ohmigosh isn’t it great that they voted Obama in?’. Unfortunately my own compatriots have now landed us with a conservative government for the next three years!

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