My boys in batik

by mamagrace71 on October 24, 2012

For our impending holiday to Bali (Woot!), I’ve been trying to get the boys “culturally” and “linguistically” ready.

Last weekend, I thought it was time we tried on the batik shirts that my mum brought back from Indo.

Surprisingly, they wore them without protest!

Bali, or BUST!

Have you dressed your children in a national costume ? Or do you have enough trouble just getting them dressed?

Joining in Trish at My Little Drummer Boys for Wordless Wednesday.



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Kim-Marie October 24, 2012 at 7:30 am

Oh, too cute Grace. Way too cute! Boyo really wanted a Bintang t-shirt. Fortunately, I kept forgetting to buy him one and he was exceedingly happy with his 500 Pokemon cards instead!
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Alicia October 24, 2012 at 9:46 am

They’re looking very smart. Love them holding hands, very cute :)
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Me N my Monkeys October 24, 2012 at 10:06 am

Oh Grace your little guys are so adorable.
Love their shirts, making them look like such little studs! ;)
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Kim Frost October 24, 2012 at 10:52 am

MAN that is too too cute. We’ll be staying home today. Little A is still wearing her pyjamas … and I’ve run out of fight already. *Sigh*.


Yvette @ Little Bento Blog October 24, 2012 at 11:35 am

they are just TOO cute in those shirts!!

love it!!!
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Alison October 24, 2012 at 12:41 pm

Too cute!
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Rita October 24, 2012 at 1:02 pm

They are adorable! When are you leaving?
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mamagrace71 October 25, 2012 at 11:56 am

Leaving in a couple of weeks! Can’t wait :)


Ai Sakura October 24, 2012 at 1:03 pm

Aww they look too precious! Fits them so well :)
Will you be blogging from Bali?
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mamagrace71 October 25, 2012 at 11:55 am

I’ve been waiting for the shirts to fit them for ages now :)
I wasn’t originally planning on it but I think I will blog from Bali – there’s just going to be so much to say and talk about :)


Ang October 24, 2012 at 1:19 pm

Oh that is just too cute! Does Australia onsies count for Australia Day? Lol.
Yes dressing my boy is a challenge in itself. My darling daughter loves clothes and dressing, so much so that she often wants to put a dress or nighty on over her clothes!
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Kevin October 24, 2012 at 4:28 pm

Only if national costume means frilly pink skirts ;-)

Well jealous of your holiday!
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Renay@mummysmiracles October 24, 2012 at 6:20 pm

They are sooo cute and I’m with Kevin on the frilly pink skirts lol :)
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Tamara October 24, 2012 at 7:35 pm

Oh too cute. Having lived in SE Asia I don’t see the need to dress in nation costume but there is a reason for the shirts like this is that they a nicer the wear in the heat than T shirts. But really we all adjust to even that. Have fun in Bali
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Veronica @ Mixed Gems October 24, 2012 at 8:48 pm

I love how they’re holding hands in every pic. Beautiful.
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Mud Hut Mama October 24, 2012 at 9:42 pm

They look so cool! I love the shirts. I had traditional dresses made for my girls when we attended a Malawian wedding. They were excited to wear them for the event but most days it is a struggle to get them dressed. At two and three they would much rather not wear anything at all. Hope you have a fabulous trip!
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Trish October 24, 2012 at 10:01 pm

Oh Grace they look so cool and I love the Batik.

Thanks for linking up .
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Kelly HTandT October 24, 2012 at 10:30 pm

Soooo cute Grace!
My boys dress themselves now and you should see what they come up with! Hilar! J (4) often opts for an open flanno with singlet underneath. SHAME.
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Bridget October 25, 2012 at 2:14 am

They’re so cute. I really want to steal them.

Jackson refuses to wear several of his shirts now. I don’t know why. He just hates them. But, they’re 6 I figure it’s time they had a choice in clothing anyway.
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Kylez @ A Study in Contradictions October 25, 2012 at 9:21 am

They looks so cute! I love those shirts. I struggle to get Mia dressed, she wriggles so much and just doesn’t want a bar of it. She is slowly starting to realise though that if she just gives me her arms and legs to put in her clothes the process goes much quicker and then she can escape.
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Kristyn October 25, 2012 at 10:19 am

I tried a cheong sam on my little one once :) So cute!

Miss you Gracie! I can’t seem to find time to breathe at the moment.
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Kriscia October 25, 2012 at 3:39 pm

Your boys are so cute in batik! I love how they’re holding hands. Awww….
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Jayne October 25, 2012 at 4:16 pm


The Big Un once wore a national costume for Cultural Day at school. She dressed as a very pale, blonde Indian girl :P
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Tat October 25, 2012 at 8:38 pm

So cute! My kids got some Vietnamese shirts from their uncle and they love wearing them around. Only when it was Harmony day at school, Big Boy insisted that he was Australian and he would only wear Australian clothing.
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Salz October 26, 2012 at 12:19 am

Nawww they are so cute. Love those shirts.
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iSophie October 26, 2012 at 7:09 am

I like the Boys casual Galaxy canvas shoe. So incredibly cute! We have a rule, no shoes, no deck play. We have had some whopped splinters from our deck. But often shoes are hard to find. I hate school mornings!
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MinsMash October 26, 2012 at 11:59 pm

Oh Grace you DO have twins….and they are so cute. My twins are fraternal. I think yours look identical!? They look gorgeous in their batik shirts. I wish you and your family a fabulous holiday and look forward to hearing about it and seeing lots of lovely photo’s! xx
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Nami October 30, 2012 at 12:05 pm

My husband would so go for those Bali shirts. Do they come in XXXXXXXL? Okay, that’s one X too many.
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