For the past 2 years, the University of Western Ontario has been our life. I’ve been working as a cook in one of the residences, and my wife has been getting her master’s degree. We love the university and naturally, we have some branded clothes like all the other cool people! Mine have been getting bigger and bigger over this past year. Well, I don’t know. I suppose it’s also possible that I have been getting smaller…
Anyway, our time here is almost at an end, and I really wanted to make sure that I had some Western clothing to bring wherever we go next, since it has been such an important time in our lives. This week, I went to the university clothing store but I didn’t see anything that I was in love with, and the things I did like were much too expensive.
When I got home, I expressed my disappointment to my wife, and she asked me if I wanted to have her clothes. I burst out laughing, thinking that she was making a joke. I looked over at her, and she was holding up her hoodie and looking at it seriously. So I decided to try it on and was shocked that it actually fit. It’s a little snug right now, but that’s because it’s a medium. Never in my life have I been able to fit into something that size. I was suddenly so excited that I get to have a hoodie for when we leave. It’ll be a little bit before it fits perfectly, but it will definitely work just fine soon enough.
That wasn’t all, however. I really wanted a new pair of Western sweat pants to wear around the house and to sleep in, as mine are way way way too big at this point. She asked if I wanted to try those too. I grabbed them and rolled my eyes because I saw that it’s a small. Wouldn’t you know it……they fit.
I can actually fit my body into a small. Now I know that every size and brand is slightly different, and by no means am I actually a small. But I guarantee that I could never have fit into a small ANYTHING until this moment, and it feels so exciting. Admittedly, the pants are slightly too short since it’s a small, you know, and I am a tall guy. They’re also snug, but they are perfect for around the house and for sleeping.
Sorry, I just can’t get over this. I guarantee that at one point I wouldn’t have been able to fit a single leg into those pants, and now here I am getting small hand-me-downs from my wife! Not gonna lie, this might be the most exciting thing to ever happen to my life. I feel like I got brand new clothes, and completely free. That’s a pretty exciting thing when you’ve spent as much money as I have on new wardrobes this year after I keep getting smaller and smaller. It’s too bad there’s only so many things in her wardrobe that I could pull off. I’m not sure I’d look that great in a dress…