I have always liked them but now love them passionately since becoming a work-at-home mom. It used to be a weekend thing but now it’s a 24 hour / 7 days a week thing. Often with the only exception being that 1 hour when I get all dolled up (put on jeans) to pick up my kindergartener under the guise of having gotten dressed that day.
Like I said, I’m not proud of it. They’re not flattering. They’re never quite long enough. They have a draw string waist. They do my thighs no favors. I can’t help myself. I love them. Here is what I love: I can sleep in them, which eliminates the need to change at bedtime or in the morning. And before you think I’m totally gross, I do have several pairs. I love that I can bend over and squat all day long as required of a work-at-home mom of young children. When I try to carry out my mom agilities in jeans I have to keep hiking them up which is such a pain! I also love the fact that sweatpants are so soft, warm, and cozy. It’s like getting a hug all day long. And some days I really need it! And before you get a certain picture, none of them have matching hoodies, are velour, or have words across the butt. Although now that I think about it; I’m not ruling out a velour as a material or the possibility of a matching hoodie (at some point). None of them once belonged to my husband either.
I do wonder if there are others like me at school pick-up time. I wonder what would happen if I just give up the ruse and started wearing my sweatpants out and about. The minute I try this I will certainly run into someone I’d like to impress. So far I only wear them for quick car rides. Maybe if I got some nice new pairs.
Like how about these Champion Eco Fleece ones made from recycled fibers! They look like they might be long enough.
Although it that just another form of giving up?
I’m so glad we talked…