As a kid, I always remember if we had good clothes we had to save them for ‘special’. I grew up in a household of diminished financial resources, isn’t that just so very PC!
We, the kids, my 2 brothers and I, didn’t often get new stuff. Well I got new stuff a little more often because I would get hand me downs after my 2 cousins had outgrown things, so 3rd hand, but it didn’t matter because it was new to me.
Anyway, we were always made to keep the good stuff for occasions.
I remember once, as a young girl, I got a Cinderella watch, complete with ceramic Cinderella on which the watch could rest. I rarely ever wore that watch, because it was ‘special’. Then my youngest brother took it, and left it in his pocket and it got put through the laundry.
To this day, if I have something I really like, I tend to keep it, for an occasion.
This silly little T-shirt is one of those things.
I really like this little T-shirt, I don’t know exactly why. So it mostly hung in the closet. Then a month or so ago I got it out for an ‘occasion’, and there it was that little hole.
So now I wear this little T frequently, hole and all. I may actually repair the hole, but continue to wear it for everyday.
We rarely outgrow the stuff we grew up with do we?