SOMWaD: All I Want for Christmas is Underwear
I'm a realistic woman. There will be no "bling" under the Christmas tree for me. (Do I really need it? We definitely can't afford it.) Santa is not going to bring me the winning lottery ticket. (Though I will continue to hope and play.) I don't need any more "foo" (translation: good smelling stuff that we ladies love like lotions, bath oils, etc.) and I overloaded on candles at the outlet back in November. Clothes are always nice, but my (small) closet is pretty full and I have an eclectic taste that few seem get. Gift cards are good and I wouldn't turn any down (my Secret Santa was kind enough to provide one for Macy's), but what I really want and need is new underwear.
It may seem sad and pathetic, but I really do want underwear for Christmas. I'm a mom; a middle aged (oh, how it hurts to say that) working mom so what I'm looking for is not from a Victoria's Secret catalog, but from Fruit of the Loom or Hanes. No exotic materials or colors for me. Just some plain whites. (Although I wouldn't turn down some nice pastels.) Something with no holes. (I know I'm a religious woman, but I don't need holy undies.) Something comfortable that I can wear under a dress AND under sweats. Something that is forgiving when I gain a pound or two that will bounce back when I lose a pound or two. (I'm still a bit of a dreamer.) And if someone decides to gift me with a matched set of bra and panties, I have just one thing to say: NO underwire. I like support, but not torture.
Could I buy these things for myself? Sure...and it would probably be a better idea if I did it myself. (I’m not confessing sizes publically...just like I won't confess weight or age!). But somehow I never get around to it. (My husband is always buying himself new underwear and I have no choice but to continually buy it for my son as he grows taller by the second.) Every time I pull my (somewhat dingy), worn and torn undergarments out of the dryer, I tell myself I must get to Target or Kmart and "treat" myself. Yet I never seem to get around to it. (I think it’s all part of being a SOMWaD.)
So if there is a present under the tree this year for me, here's hoping it comfortable white cotton.