Wednesday, May 6, 2015
My New Lounger
In my previous post, I mentioned that I realized I had no nightclothes to sleep in, having left my nightgown at the motel. From that post: "When we were getting ready for bed at our son's place, I realized that I had left my nightgown at the motel on the way. Since it was gone, I told my wife that we needed to get another, and slept in a pair of shorts with tank top. We went to a nearby K Mart, and though she commented that she wasn't comfortable buying her husband a dress and seeing him wearing it, and that she wasn't satisfied with the styles there." But time was of the essence. The purchase was made simply so I'd have something to wear to cover my bod...'
Here is a picture of the results of our search...me wearing my new zip-front, plus-size lounger in blue (for boys, she consoled herself) with short sleeves, subdued floral embroidery on the bib, with short side slits, and a long front slit. I immediately liked it, but she was concerned about fit, so she looked around, and seeing nobody nearby, held it up to me (both front and back), deciding that it would be a good fit.
That night at the hotel, I wore it for the first time. I immediately liked how it looked and felt, and told my wife. She didn't like it - too feminine. And, she commented that it's shorter than my other dresses, so I'll have to keep my knees together. I volunteered to go get some ice, but she told me to stay in the room..."No way I want anyone to see you in that - you look like my wife, not my husband. But we need to keep your bod covered here on the trip." And she made the trip to the ice machine...
Not much more was said about my lounger. I wore it in the room every night, and respected her wish that I stay in the room while wearing it. She ignored it. The shorter length is nice...and I like the embroidered details. I feel very girly when wearing it...and it's special, since my wife bought it for me - even if it was a reluctant purchase, out of necessity more than any other reason.
On our last night at the hotel, I noticed a "dark spot" on one shoulder seam. Unfortunately there's a defect in the sleeve seam, causing a hole, and as it is spreading into the fabric, my wife says it probably isn't fixable. Naturally, she sees this as a chance to return it for a refund... My view is that it's a chance to get a replacement. But since it was bought on her credit card, we'll just have to see what happens.
If I were a betting lady, I'd bet that it will go away... But it sure was fun while it lasted!