* comfort before fashion, it’s a rule …

Posted on June 15th, 2010 by melinda in my not so normal family

Hello, my name is melinda … I am the parent of a little old lady, the approximate age of 82.  I gave birth to her when I was like negative 78.  I realize full well that there is probably some parenting rule about not making fun of your children, so please be advised … I am not technically making fun of my child.  I am merely pointing out that she makes me laugh hysterically from time to time just being herself. 

The other night, I was sitting here reading a book (a really good book that I will have to tell you all about later this week) and in walks Chrisi.  She was stopping in to say hello on her way home from work.  I love that she still loves seeing her mama as often as possible, and if she doesn’t really love it, she at least does a good job of pretending like she does.  Anyway, here I sit when she walks in.  I of course comment on how beautiful she looks, because in my opinion, she always looks beautiful.  She plops down on the sofa beside me and slings her feet up on our coffee table.  This is what I see …

I did a dobule take, thinking some thing must be horribly amiss with her feet and legs.  I almost called 911!  Upon closer inspection, I realized she was wearing compression hose.  Yes, you read that correctly, my 22 year old daughter was proudly sporting some very hot and stylish compression hose.  Toe-less compression hose at that, with sandals.  After nearly falling out of my chair in a hysterical fit of laughter, I composed myself in just enough time to avoid tears.  From me and from her.  Y’all, I have to be honest, I was speechless.  She looked at me as if I may just really be the devil she proclaimed me to be throughout her childhood, and at that moment, she may have been right.  I just couldn’t help it.  It was funny, or at least in my warped, terrible parenting mind it was funny.  I know I know, feel free to report me, I understand. 

We have picked on her for years about being an old lady trapped in a young woman’s body.  She just isn’t a typical young adult, nor was she a typical teenager.  She was the teenager we parents pray for.  Not one iota of trouble has this precious child ever caused her mama.  I’m certain she inherited that trait from me.  Certainly, she isn’t perfect, but in all seriousness, she’s a great kid and I love her to pieces but I swear some days I just can’t help but laugh at with her. 

In her defense, she did have a logical explanation.  She had been walking with our sweet friend Joni earlier in the day and she had to work that night, which required her to stand for 5 hours waiting on customers and her legs were cramping.  One of the ladies at the pharmacy where she works suggested that the compression hose might make her legs not hurt so much … and from what I heard they worked splendidly. 

In truth, I guess I don’t really have much room to laugh at her, considering the whole pigs in a blanket fashion statement that her ever so fashion conscious mother made a few months back.  Maybe the apple didn’t really fall very far from the tree after all.  Heaven knows, comfort should always come before fashion! 


10 Comments on “* comfort before fashion, it’s a rule …”

  1. cathy brown

    Bless Her!!!

    • chrisi

      you know you want some, cathy! they come in all colors, lengths, closed-toed, open-toed. :) hahahaha…

  2. Courtney

    Oh my goodness! Trisi, you make me smile! :) I’m glad you’re being comfortable when you’re stuck at work for hours.

    Also, I went to Wal-Mart and bought those adorable shoes after the shin-dig at your Bapa’s where you wore them (and told me where you got them!)

    • chrisi

      glad i could make you laugh tourt!

      i love those shoes… they are comfy, cheap and go with everything! :)

  3. Jennifer

    Too funny!! I too was an old lady before my time. My mom, also the devil, made fun of me for walking around in bedroom slippers and moo moo’s. After standing all day in hills and skirts, with my shirt tucked , all I wanted to do was come home and put something comfy on!! Here Here to the comfort before fashion!! Ps…. if those really do work, I may have to get a pair for the DG long days :)

    • melinda

      and she finally leaves a comment! chrisi promises they work, maybe she can pick you some up when she picks Cathy’s up :)

    • chrisi

      i’m glad i’m not the only one :)

  4. Judy Hammer

    We all might need some. I like them. Go Chrisi.

    • chrisi

      :) haha thanks judy! love you!

  5. Marjorie Markham

    I hate to bust everyones bubble but her legs hurting could really be the flat shoes she has on. Not all feet are made for flat shoes. I learned that the hard way when walking in NY with shoes like that. My feet and legs hurt horribly. After that, back on when the low heels. Studies have shown that some people do better off with heels than flat shoes. I do believe I could enter the contest in Stockholm where they have the stilletto run. My kids even tease me when I wear my heels way after the hours of work and all I am doing is walking around the house. Another option is to always wear a shoe with rubber heals on hard concrete floors. So…..take off those stockings……save those shoes for a date…..and wear ones with rubber heals….I just can’t see her in heels. Sorry Chrisi!

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