I have had almost every pair of pants that I own either since before Bowie was born, or since he was an infant. I noticed a month or so ago that they are all (understandably) getting really worn, frayed, faded and ripped. The only decent looking pair that still fits me are the jeans that I got with my Gap Groupon like a year ago.
I was thinking that it’s probably because I wash them so much. I used to be able to go 2 or 3 wears before having to wash a pair of pants, but let me tell you, having a baby/toddler throws that all out the window. You’re lucky if you can go a HALF day without having to change, because you’re covered in pee/poo/mashed berries/snot/poo/juice/pee/juice/milk/mac and cheese.
But, a closer look reveals that there is one specific part of the pants that is the most damaged on all of them: the lap.
The lap that gets climbed into, or pawed at, or yanked on a thousand times a day by that adorable, poo-and-mashed-berry-covered little person.
So, pants, expectant first moms. Buy more good-quality pants. You’re gonna need ’em.
But wait until after you have the baby, because you won’t have your old body back, no siree. (But that’s a whole other blog post.)