Are there special comfort clothes you love to slip into at the end of a long day? Maybe yoga pants or a well-worn robe or anything flannel? Every day after school, Lily changes into yoga pants and one of her dad’s T-shirts. Her favorite is the one with Kermit. She’s only eight, but she totally gets the concept of comfort clothes.
Comfort clothes took on a whole new meaning for me during my three pregnancies. I had awful morning sickness—eighteen weeks of nausea, day and night. It was so bad that fabrics with even the slightest bit of stiffness bothered me. (This is one time when I hope you can’t relate!)
Luckily, Tim had a bunch of white, V-neck undershirts left over from his days at the Air Force Academy. These shirts had been washed and worn to the most wonderful, comforting softness you could imagine. Between the T-shirts and Harry Potter, I made it through morning sickness.
And when I got really big, I switched to Tim’s old USAF lacrosse T-shirt. It was just as soft and cozy as the other tees, but very stretchy.
The white T-shirts succumbed to holes long ago, but the lacrosse shirt is still hanging in there. It’s funny, really, how happy it makes me to slip that scruffy thing over my head. It’s like an old friend telling me it’s time to relax. I throw on a pair of bright blue Victoria’s Secret velour sweatpants (from an old Halloween costume) and a lavender robe of the softest flannel, take a deep breath, and head off to watch Downton Abbey.
Do you have favorite comfort clothes? Do you nab someone else’s clothes (like Lily and me) or do you have something of your own that you love to wear to relax?