Thursday, September 24, 2015

The long and short of it

My daughter took my hand, leaned in close and looked me square in the eye.

"Mom." she said firmly, carefully enunciating her words. "I think it is AWESOME that you can fit into the shorts that you haven't been able to wear since the 90's. I. Am. So. Proud. Of. You."

"Awwww, sweetie, thanks! That means..."

"Hold on. I'm not finished.  I DO think it is awesome.  But I'm going to need you to do something for me."

"Huh?  What?"

"When you get home, I need you to take them off and throw them away."

"But why? I don't underst...."

"Mother.  Listen to me."


"Those shorts are corduroy. And faded. And well, they are just horrible."

"It's a narrow wale corduroy! I mean it's not like..."

"Mother, I swear to God, I will light them on fire right now."

"Fiiiiine.  I won't wear them again."

Are they really that bad?


  1. My friend at work makes fun of my old clothes that I can now wear. She often asks, "Now how old is that?" I, personally, feel like I'm rocking it, but I think she's trying to subtly telling me it's no longer in style.

  2. I loved this post. I laughed out loud! I too would be extremely proud to fit into something I wore in the 90's. I think you and I are approximately the same age... I get it. And I have a daughter. They think they are cool. Have you seen what they wear? Carry on... rock those shorts!! :)

    1. Thank you, Deb! I really appreciate it. And I KNOW what you're saying about "cool" clothes. Did you know that rompers are a "thing" again? Shudder.