I have a t-shirt collection that is most-impressive. Some of my old shirts go all the way back to sixth grade. Church youth group, dance-line, volleyball, basketball, softball, high school class shirts... just to name a few. These t-shirts are some of my favorite things to wear, even though they are old (sniff, sniff) because after all the years of washing, they are some of the softest and most comfortable things in my wardrobe. Granted, they don't all fit the same these days, but I still squeeze into them on a daily basis. Sad, but nearly everyday I do wear an old t-shirt and sweats, or pants with some type of drawstring. Drawstrings help me to feel better about my muffin-top. Just being honest here.
Somewhere along the way I inherited my older brother's high school t-shirts too. I'm sure I probably stole a couple of them, without his knowing, since his class was so cool and all the hottest guys were in that grade. After all, they were a whole two years older! So, wearing a shirt that said "Class of '96" made me super cool, plus when I wore the shirt to places no one knew me, they might think I was 16 instead of 14... and then I could be even cooler.... like, ice cold-- cool. Funny how time changes things... Now when I wear those shirts I'm all, "Oh, NO! This is my OLDER brother's shirt!! I didn't graduate until '98!" And then I usually sing to myself, "We got spirit! We are great! We're the class of '98!" (Okay, so it's not always just to myself.)
This morning I was proudly donning a shirt compliments of '96... Her Highness was eating her breakfast, and read my shirt aloud...
"Dare to be different.... Class of '96... Need we say more?..... WHAT IN THE WORLD, Momma? What does your shirt mean??"
I tried to give a brief synopsis on class shirts, and that the Class of '96 was trying to make a bold statement. Her Highness was not impressed. So, I went on to explain that this was her Uncle Nick's shirt and how cool I thought I was for wearing it back in the day... how much fun I had playing ball with his girl classmates, and how I had crushes on some of the boys in his grade, only because they were older. "Time flies, and before you know it, you'll be in high school thinking you are too cool for school too."
Her response: "That's the dumbest thing I've ever heard. Mom, you need new clothes."