I was approached by a guy – a married guy with two girls, ages 4 and 2 – who was a Marine Corp veteran who served a tour in Iraq (thank you for your service.)
Additionally, he owns a business – lilspeak – that was inspired by his children, and works with an artist who is a Navy veteran (and a thank you to you too for your service.)
His t-shirts and onesies are so cute – I couldn’t resist!
The idea came up while sitting around a dining table in Nevada City, CA. Kids often say things that we as parents don’t understand or accept. Instead, we fantasize about the things that we want our kids to say, so much that we dress them in clothing with cute sayings, of course none which they ever say. Through awareness and shared experiences, as parents we can begin to learn to accept the things our kids say, so much that we can feel comfortable and proud to dress them in clothing that says what they really say.
The concept was constructed by two people, Nate and Josh. Nate is a father of two young daughters. Josh is a psychology doctoral student. Illustrations are by Dan (US Navy Veteran) and Justin & Laura of Bell Jar Creative. Justin & Laura are parents of an 18 month old boy.
I love the designs that lilspeak offers! They are definitely something that has come out of the mouths of my babes at one time or another (and still do!)
They are perfect for little ones to wear and are sure to cause a chuckle!
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