Transition #619 (and the most painful to date)

Having to do my own laundry…and everyone else’s in the neighborhood from the looks of the piles.

I fold laundry on auto-pilot, relying on muscle-memory to get the job done. The only benefit to this task is that I can finally catch up on the television I missed for the last two years. Has anyone heard of Downton Abbey?

I did peel my eyes off the screen when I resurrected this number from the mountain of clothes waiting to find their drawers.


I gasped. My blazer. Sad. Misshapen. Teeny tiny.

(Apparently something similar happened to Freddie Mercury’s pants. This transition is universal.)

I wanted to blame someone for this tragic mishap. But there was no one. And I thought hard.

There are tags inside clothes to prevent these kinds of accidents:


Hot water wash is a no, I guess. But who has time to scrutinize? Sylvie was pushing buttons on the washer. Chloe needed a costume change and Noah was hungry…again. The pasta water was bubbling over, the dishwasher was playing the all-done tune, and the refrigerator door was beeping from being open for too long.

Or maybe I just didn’t check.

Rather than mourn the loss of my wool blazer, I passed it on to the real fashion maven in our house. And she wears it well.

Blazer Girl

Better than I did.


I didn’t think borrowing from mom’s closet would happen so soon. But I’m relieved she thinks I’m on-trend enough. I should probably relish that now because before long, she’ll no-doubt roll her eyes at my ensemble.

I’ll take this for a while:


Maybe this isn’t such a bad transition after all.

5 comments for “Transition #619 (and the most painful to date)

  1. Mary
    February 20, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    OH MY!! At least it wasn’t a total loss and Chloe wears it well!

    • February 20, 2013 at 4:13 pm

      So true! Time to read the tags!

  2. February 20, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    LOVE this!
    And, for the record, my Slim-Jim-Sister-In- Law wore it very well, too!

  3. Catherine Pasierb
    February 20, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    Felted or boiled wool-very fashionable!

  4. February 20, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    Awww. If you ever change your mind, Google “how to unshrink…”

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