It looks like our obsession with eradicating visual clutter has trickled down the Jasper. He wants everything in his life to be "plain." This means I have to turn all his shirts inside-out before he'll wear them. No more cute, monochromatic chimp face, no more adorable Italian scooter, no more sweet velveteen reindeer -- it's all solid colors.
When I replaced his slippers I bought plain black ones (black hole slippers!). And I got a lot of guff about the new Sigg bottle I bought Jasper because it has a dinosaur on it. Sigh. What is he going to do with the new Hannah Andersson pajamas I just bought him for Christmas, the ones with the lovely winter birds?