Thursday, November 29, 2012

30 Days of Gratitude: Day 28 (The Elastic Waistband)

We're nearing the end of November, with only two more days in the 30 Days of Gratitude. I've expressed my gratitude for my parents, my husband, and each of my two kids. Now it's time to get serious. Today, I am thankful for the elastic waistband.

Seriously, is there anything better? If you're a more stylish woman, perhaps you sport your lululemon yoga pants around town. If you're me, you schlub around in your Target sweatpants or Old Navy pajama pants, not that anyone can tell the difference between the two. Either way, you are enjoying the freeing, non-binding beauty of the elastic waistband.

Is there anything better than coming home at the end of the day and discarding your jeans, slacks, or (God forbid) pantyhose for something with a lot more give? Something that lets you breathe. Something that doesn't create those nasty deep gouges in the skin of your midsection. Something that you can wear while sitting.

When I was pregnant and uncomfortable all the time, elastic waistband or not, I had a single pair of soft Lands End maternity pajamas. I wore them every night. The elastic waistband must have been super-elasticky because I was compelled to do a little shimmy, dubbed The Jammy Dance, the second I put them on. Every. Single. Night. One little dance to celebrate the freedom of elastic.

As I write this, I'm wearing a pair of Old Navy fleece pajama pants. My tummy is happy. I am happy. I think it's time for The Jammy Dance. One little shimmy to celebrate elastic, and then I'm off to bed.

Wishing you and yours the wonder of elastic this holiday season. With all the cookies that will be floating around, we're going to need it.

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