A couple of months staying with my parents have taught me this lesson, and I think that from now on, I shall call myself Captain Miss Sweatpants. Or Miss Captain Sweatpants. Or I can drop Captain altogether, but that removes the reference to one of my favorite TV shows!
So why are sweatpants this girl's best friend?
- PROTECTION. Every time I go out to the backyard to smoke or just sit and enjoy the shade of the mango tree, two hyperactive puppies follow me around. That's not a bad thing as they are good company. The problem arises when they jump up and down, leaving scratch marks all over the place. With sweatpants, I have more than adequate protection from those sharp claws!
- PROTECTION. Yeah, it's all about protection! Mosquitoes seem to like me. They always have. So aside from the puppies, mosquitoes are my bane when I go out.
- COMFORT. I now get why Captain Sweatpants never wears anything else. If you get the right pair, you just feel so comfy in them that you might not want to wear any other piece of clothing. Just might.
I have a confession to make: I really like shorts better, but with all the dangers in the yard, it looks like I am going to have to get more sweatpants.
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