If you can’t wait to meet My Imaginary Well-Dressed Dog, I just gave you the link, so go ahead. But if you’d like the explanation, here it is:
I think most of us have had at least some exposure to that reservoir of superlative fantasy, home of improbable D.I.Y. projects, and well of inexhaustible mommy-guilt that is Pinterest. Usually, it’s not really my thing. As you know, my style for birthday parties fits better under the “lazy parent” category than the “Pinterest perfect” one. And I’m not one to seek out unsolicited reminders of how awesome I could be if I only dedicated myself to the full-time creation and beautification of cupcakes, party invitations, and other crafty delights.
In fact, I get a little (very little) stab of guilt every time I receive an email informing me that a friend has started following my (virtually non-existent) Pinterest self. But the other day I came across a Pinterest board that I actually liked. Probably because it pokes a bit of delicate, well-deserved fun at the excesses of Pinterest, while always remaining hilariously funny.
If you haven’t guessed already, I’m talking about My Imaginary Well-Dressed Toddler Daughter, created by Tiffany Beveridge, an Australian mom with sons but no (real) daughter, who initially started the page because she was interested in cute little girl fashions. Soon, she realized that she couldn’t resist coming up with ironically funny captions for the fashion photos she was pinning, which featured children in ridiculously adult poses with hugely unlikely blasé expressions on their perfectly made-up faces. And My Imaginary Well-Dressed Toddler Daughter (delightfully christened Quinoa) was born.
Quinoa’s Gatsby-themed birthday party was a hit. Everybody loved the part when she ran over little Marimba with her tricycle. #MIWDTD
I’m pretty much addicted by now, as in, I go back multiple times a day to find out what Quinoa is up to today. And eventually, because imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, I decided to make my own Pinterest page. My Imaginary Well-Dressed Dog chronicles the pet side of the phenomenon. With apologies if you are that friend who clutters up everyone’s Facebook wall with an endless stream of cute animal pictures.
She knew they looked like the perfect couple, but Scarlett felt that lately Rhett had been acting more distant.
In any event, if you, like me, have yet to find your place on Pinterest, maybe this can give you some twisted inspiration of a less Pinteresty persuasion.