These are not old clothes. They are not even second hand, or cheap. I bought the boots two weeks ago and my husband picked up the trousers around the same time. I have no idea why our children's clothes are always stained, or torn.
Well, maybe. Ours do the same thing. So it's probably genetic.
That's it. There is a gene for not being able to keep clothes neat.
I can prove it.
We wash our clothes in our own washing machine. My husband is
For the past eight years we've had a person coming in regularly to clean our house - aren't we lucky! - and she irons all our clothes. She's way more careful with them than we'd ever be. If we knew how to handle an iron, that is.
She's not so great about putting them away in the right place so I do that. And I am
Clothes that need to be dry cleaned are, eventually. Things are repaired when they need to be.
So our clothes are extremely well cared for (well, sort of: we don't have suit bags, shoe horns, padded hangers, fuzz ball removers, we often don't handwash stuff for ages, and only if it really really has to be handwashed and I don't bang it in the main wash 'by mistake' after it's been in the handwashing basin for several weeks - erm. I'm in danger of losing my point here).
So you see, our clothes are perfectly cared for.
Then we wear them.
We don't climb trees (often).
We try not to walk in the mud if there's a dry pavement (unless we don't see it because we're talking).
We roll up our trousers, or tuck them in our boots if it's raining (then forget to tuck them out again).
Still, we're a mess.
There are no wardrobe malfunctions.
That's just how we are.
Any cures for it?
This was my post for Mama Kat's Writers Workshop. The prompt was: a wardrobe malfunction.