What's Going Down

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

A simple thing like a slip.

Every single Sunday, I am reminded of my mom. EVERY. SINGLE. SUNDAY.

You never realize the neuroses that you're going to pass onto your children. Some are bad. This one... not necessarily.

When I was a girl, there was a LAW. Irrevocably decreed, even. Girls wear slips under skirts/dresses. That's it. No questions asked. Now, there have been times when, as an adult, I'm wearing a skirt that is lined, or for example, wool (aka opaque). Do these situations require slip wearing? According to my mom, YES.

According to me, not unless I can find one?
The other Sunday, I grabbed a lined skirt out of my closet. Looked briefly for a slip, while simultaneously brushing Abbie's hair and changing Miles's poopy diaper. Also, we were inevitably running late.

Oh, the guilt. I left for church... no slip. And let me tell you. I was cursing myself all day long. Just so happens, this skirt is not lined with a slip-like polyester. No, cotton. And of course, I spent ALL STINKING DAY pulling it down! It kept riding up and catching between my legs. Oh, how I longed for a slip.

It made me appreciate my mom.

6 comments:

Char said...

ROFL. Totally my mom, too. 'Course she also always wore sweat guards and a girdle....

Ruth Solter said...

Thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you!!!!!! It's nice to hear that I actually did something right!!

Amber said...

Yay for Lissa's mom! The wisdom of mother's.

sheri said...

Uh, I don't think I've actually owned a slip for over 12 years now, lol! I also haven't worn pantyhose in probably 7 years.

garaghty said...

LOL! I enjoy wearing slips. I have 6 total, 3 different lengths in both black and white. I'm looking to expand my collection into a lovely shade of nude :)

Amy (3 Peas) said...

Hee hee- my mom was the same way about slips :)

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