Friday, January 14, 2011

Why the apron?

Why the apron? Over the years one of my passions has been to search through garage sales, rummage sales and thrift stores for aprons. I could never quite explain why, but now that my office and daily landscape involves a kitchen and 2 little toddlers, the apron is essential to my existence. In fact, I hardly realize I am wearing one, and recently a delivery man came to my door and in a questioning and slightly condescending voice, asked "you're wearing an apron?" I kind of stumbled around for an answer, but in retrospect, I should have boldly stated that yes, I proudly wear an apron!

Here are a few of the essential uses of the apron for me:
1. It holds the snotty Kleenexes when my monkeys have a runny nose.
2. It holds my phone, which is one of my lifelines now that I am a stay-at-home mummy.
3. It acts as a tea towel when it seems impossible to reach for a tea towel.
4. It hides what I like to reluctantly but affectionately call my "twin belly" from turning into a "muffin top".
5. It ties me to the countless other women throughout history who have struggled through the ups and downs of motherhood.
6. Most importantly, depending on the style, it makes me feel funky, frilly, functional or festive

And I am absolutely thrilled each time my daughters go to their apron drawer when it is time to "help" mama in the kitchen!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for this post - love it! I wear an apron (as do my girls) on almost a daily basis now. It just feels so... comforting.. like a protection against the chaos of the kitchen every day! keep posting - i have missed reading your minds thoughts!