I finally was able to find a not-so-offensive maternity shirt on the weekend. Now this store had some incredibly adorable stuff, but very little fit for my workplace. I have to be dressed appropriately enough [nothing too casual, young, tight, low etc], nothing too warm [I wear lab gowns and lab coats – sweaters are death] and something that is comfortable under a lab gown or lab coat [no wide or bell-ish sleeves that seem to be on all the little shrugs…even if there was something other than a little tank top to wear under the shrug].
I’m having a difficult time justifying the purchase of numerous clothes for what, really, will be a short-ish period of time. I know I won’t fit into my old pants right away [or, um, ever?], but shirts…eh, I’ll manage.
I did, however, break down and buy some not-so-cheap maternity underwear.
Now, I’d ranked selling maternity underwear right up there with selling maternity socks [which, it turns out, they do] as a gimmick for hormone-dense preggos. Isn’t underwear, well, just underwear?
Apparently not. And I will admit to the error of my ways: damn, this is nice underwear. It’s even worth the cost and appears to be willing to hold up to regular washing and drying – warm water, tumble dry! And, they go so far as to tell me, on the little tag, that I should not iron it.
Uh, yeah. Because that was a likelihood. I don’t even iron the stuff I’m supposed to iron, never mind my underwear… Who are these people that might iron their cotton undies?? Am I lacking in laundry skills and knowledge? Is this really an anticipated event? I shall now just add “ironing underwear” to my list of deficiencies – somewhere near the bottom, along with not using enough hair product.
It’s a good day when I know where my iron is, let alone if I’m able to set it to the correct temperature for whatever I [attempt to] iron.
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