Getting Started on my Spouse Look

My friend Erin wanted to know if I was wearing “spouse pants” yet. For non-military people, what she means is the sweat pants/pajama pants, usually very baggy and/or ugly that many of the wives wear. Most of the time it applies to women with kids who just don’t have the energy or time to be stylish and trendy. It’s sort of like “mom jeans” or that short haircut all women get after kid #2 so they don’t have to brush it anymore. For me (and Erin) it means we don’t have anywhere to go today so why bother getting dressed?

Except that it is now 5 pm, I have to leave for a meeting in 20 minutes and I have neither washed my hair or put on real clothes. I think I’ll just find a hat and change into jeans instead of sweatpants, but that’s so much less comfortable. I’ve been feeling very pregnant this week, and my belly is growing at a frightening pace. I think what I really need is a t-shirt that says “Not Homeless, Pregnant”.

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3 Responses to “Getting Started on my Spouse Look”

  1. Erin (i dont have a fake name :( ) says:

    Ah, spouse pants. For when you want to tell world that if you didn’t have to take the dog out you might not bother with pants at all :)

  2. sarrible says:

    That’s what y’all call them? I call them my pajamas, and after I lost my job last year I wore them every day for two months. I think here in New York people are even more inclined toward spouse pants (or in summer, no pants), because you can get literally anything delivered to your front door. It’s swell.

  3. AGreenEyeDevil says:

    I live for my “spouse pants” and I’ve never even been married!! Thankfully my shiza-poo doesn’t really have an opinion on this matter.

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