Soon, we'll take you out to the ballgame, biscuit. Soon.
I hate shopping at Babies [backwards] R Us. It's too big, expensive, poorly organized, and offers miserable customer service and dirty bathrooms. I try to only buy things there that I can only easily get there, like a new organic mattress pad (ironically packaged in non-recyclable, heavy plastic that offgasses more than I do on chili night) because I ruined Livy's last one in the dryer. And that's when I saw this hat.
Damn you, Babies [backwards] R Us! Livy tips her hat, and I tip my king to you. Check and mate.
Better alternatives if you're in the Seattle, specifically Ballard/Greenwood/Phinney area:
Me 'N Moms - Consignment shops with everything available under the sun
Childish Things - Consignment shop with great clothing and baby slings
Rising Stars - Consignment shop with some new, swanky, local, organic-type thingies. It's small and looks like selection is low, but I always find something wonderful when we're there.
Top Ten Toys - My favorite toy store ever. This store specializes in high-quality educational and creative play toys. Merchandise tie-ins, aggressive advertising, and the stench of cheap, molded plastic is pleasantly, wonderfully absent. It's everything that the [backwards] R Us stores could never be.
Clover Toys - This shop is a little more expensive than I generally prefer, but it's so beautifully curated that it's worth the trip. I find that their baby selection is a little skimpy, but when Livy's older we're destined to drop some serious coin here on big-kid toys.
Secret Garden Bookshop - A delightful store whose offerings are geared mostly toward kids, but we almost always end up buying grown-up books there, too. It's both charming and well-stocked with interesting and unusual titles.
With these plus the Goodwill on 65th and 8th and the Value Village on Holman Road, I'm ashamed of having bought Livy's cap at B[b]RU. But, in the end, we're all glad I bought it somewhere.