Friday, January 8, 2010
Day 8: Lessons from the Laundry
So as I've been fending off whatever germ is trying to get me this week, I've been trying to keep up with the bare minimum. Overall, it's been a successful effort. Today saw several loads of laundry folded and put away. As I was putting away my own portion of the laundry, I realized something: I've been using t-shirts I would normally use for yard work and knit pants that have seen a better day. I am using old clothes that are a whisper away from the trash bin? Really?
Today I learned laundry can tell you a lot about what a person thinks they are worth. I am worth feeling neat, cute and attractive in my sleepwear. Sure, no one else is going to see me in them (I may shop accidentally in my slippers, but never in pajamas!), but I am going to see me in them, as will my husband and kids. What kind of wife and mom image am I giving them by dressing in holey pajamas? I dare say I'm sending the message that the Mrs. and Mommy aren't worth even a $12 set of yoga pants and a $5 knit shirt! Yikes! My future daughters-in-law and son-in-law will surely not thank me for that little gem. It's time to set a better example.
I have Christmas money that I've wondered how to spend. I've got returns to make to a local store - while I'm there this weekend, I think it's high time I gifted myself with some new jammies.