Is the skivvy really back? I don’t know, I kind of stopped keeping up to date with fashion trends once I stopped working after having Mr.1, and ran out of money.
Well for my two boys anyway, the skivvy is BACK BABY, and in a big way around here! You don’t muck around when it’s July and you live in Melbourne. It is so bloody freezing here, and we live close to the bay – fantastic in summer, but it’s extra cold come wintertime. And Melbourne is cold enough…
So this morning when I was getting the kids dressed, without even thinking, I found myself reaching for their trusty skivvies. I just love these soft, warm little skivvies I thought, shoving Mr.1’s head through the tight neck opening, much to his utter disgust. I even think they look so cute in skivvies, with the turtleneck coming right up under their chubby little chins.
These are $6 skivvies from Target, mind you…we’re talking the no-fuss, plain, cotton-knit kind. White, blue, grey, red. I think they even do a bright green.
However, as Mr.1 began to whine while the turtleneck was stuck, stretched tight over his head (chill, he could breathe) I had a major flashback: I used to loathe wearing skivvies as a kid myself.
Back in the 1980’s 1990’s ..alright, early 1980’s when I was in primary school, I remember my Mum making me wear white skivvies under my red & green tartan tunic in winter. I hated them with a passion and wanted to wear a white shirt instead. I was the walking epitome of d-o-r-k.
Although I was livid about it at the time, as a Mum now myself I totally get why I was made to wear the skivvies: they were cheaper than shirts, there was no ironing involved, and she was a working Mum too (sorry Mum for all the whining..oh God, I am so sorry.).
And then I took one look at Mr.1…in his ummm – white – skivvy. A second-hand Target skivvy to boot, lovingly handed down to him from his older brother. This was him today:
Yeah, I’m real trendy, Mum
And so this means one of two things. I’m turning into my mother. WE ALL KNOW THIS IS AN ABSOLUTE IMPOSSIBILITY. So the only other explanation is, I am a practical, yet on-trend, Mum.
Yep, you heard it here first: the skivvy is back, in a big way.
So am I a complete dag of a Mum, or do you shove your kids’ heads into skivvies during winter too?