I have a very talented friend named Sarah who has a business called Sew Inspired*. She makes cool stuff for babies and toddlers, and she is currently working on a backpack for Lilah's first birthday! Here's a sample:
So when I told her she could just run with fabric and design (Lilah has yet to voice an opinion on such matters), she just had one question: "If Lilah were a Spice Girl, which one would she be?" I have to admit, this question threw me for a loop. My very first thought was, "Baby Spice, of course! Duh." But then I realized that was too obvious. And Lilah isn't really the happy-go-lucky type.
Next, I ruled out Posh. (Incidentally, during doppelganger week on FB, I was told I look like Posh,which is flattering, of course, and I should just take the complement. But I feel the need to qualify the statement - the only similarity I have ever had to Posh is during her Spice Girls days. The resemblance ended when she started looking like a stick-thin alien with implants. Oh, and since I know he will read this post, I should say that my Hubs is as hot as Beckham. That ought to butter him up and mitigate some of the damage I'm about to do with comments below.)
That left Ginger, Sporty, and Scary. Lilah does have a little strawberry tinge to her hair in certain lights, but other than that, I don't think she has much in common with Ginger. After mulling it over all day yesterday, I consulted the Hubs. Afterall, he did go to a Spice Girls concert in their hayday, which makes him more of an expert on the Spice Girls than I am. (He'll kill me for putting that out there on the blogosphere, but apparently my blog is all about oversharing, as witnessed by my last entry on poop inspection. Full disclosure - that's just how I roll.)
Together, the Hubs and I decided that Lilah is probably most like Scary, with her intense personality and loud voice. She can be pretty aggressive in her attempts to communicate with other babies and kids. But we also think she has a little Sporty in her. She's an extremely busy baby, and I like to think she's going to follow in her parents' footsteps and be quite athletic. At the moment I dress her in girly dresses, heavy on the pink, because I have a feeling she's going to be something of a tomboy and won't let me get away with the frilliness forever.
Is it weird that I think my baby is most like Scary Spice? She doesn't wear leopard print or have big hair, but she's got the big voice and adventurous attitude. Can't wait to see what to see what backpack design Sarah comes up with for a 3/4 Scary 1/4 Sporty baby - that should present some interesting challenges!
*If you're interested in a backpack or other cool custom product for a kid you know (think quilts, playmats, taggie blankets, Tooth Fairy pillows, etc.), you can get in touch with Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org