Springwear for kids: layers are key.

Spring. I'm never able to fully wrap my head around this season before it's barreled me over and taken me down with its strange mixture of heat and wind and rain.

Springwear for kids: layers are key.

Layers are the key. The key to any good wardrobe setup, really, and it definitely holds true with kids. Crazy 8 sent us some of their spring line, and I was impressed with how dapper my dudes looked in their coordinating west coast duds. The added bonus with layers is that I can simply yank off the overshirt if they spill something on themselves.

Springwear for kids: layers are key.

Some Boy is about to turn five and I'm not gonna lie, I'm freaking out. You put these little mile markers ahead of yourself in life and somehow, things never look quite like you'd envisioned when you finally arrive.

Springwear for kids: layers are key.

He's so capable, I can see glimpses into the smart and sly guy he will be…and then he crumples into a little boy, all vulnerable and impacted by the world.

Springwear for kids: layers are key.

I want to tell him about all the exciting things that are to come. I want to make him simply impervious.

Springwear for kids: layers are key.

Sidekick, our sweet middle child, is so excited about the pregnancy. He keeps asking when “his” baby will be ready. I guess the oldest already claimed baby Minion, so Sidekick had to wait his turn for an infant of his own.

Springwear for kids: layers are key.

He waits his turn a lot. The way he talks is so slow and gentle, contemplating his words with a lulling softness that I know will put people at ease for years to come. He has a bright future full of situations he can finesse, as long as he doesn't get indignant about his occasional sense of injustice.

Bonus with spring layers? Yank off the overshirt if the kids spill something on themselves.Click To Tweet

Springwear for kids: layers are key.

Then there's Minion, our self-assured little stud. He barreled into this world with a sort of unfazed skepticism it normally takes years in corporate life to develop. He knows what he wants. And he knows how to get it. What seems to set him apart is expectations. He has a set of demands that he knows without a doubt will be met.

Springwear for kids: layers are key.

I wish we could all be so confident.

Some Boy is wearing So Cal Breezy with tortoise sunglasses, Sidekick is wearing West Coast Chillin with square sunglasses, and Minion is wearing California Adventure with a straw fedora.