This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope. It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every moring: great is thy faithfulness. The Lord is my portion saith my soul: therefore will I hope in him. The Lord is good unto them that wait for Him, to the soul that seeketh him. It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD. Lamentations 3: 21-26

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Just Call Me Spot

If you were to come into my home on any given day you would see me running around in one of my many stained t-shirts.

Oh, I do have nice tops. I am capable of looking better than the dishrag. But I save my unstained clothing to put on less than twenty minutes before I leave the house. I've got this disorder that will not allow me to eat without food jumping off my spoon or fork and landing on my shirt (at best--at worst my pants are targeted too.)

Iced tea or a soda? Dribbles down my chin. Amazing that I taught my children to eat or drink, but the truth is they are far less messy than I am. But when one of them or my husband does get a spot on their shirts they claim they performed a "Mommy." Nice, huh?

I'd buy polka dotted shirts, but they are even less slimming than horizontal stripes. Tie dye is always an option...Sigh

Photo courtesy of Wikipedia

17 comments:

Donna said...

I have that same disorder, and a collection of spotty T-shirts.

luvmy4sons said...

Too funny. Love the picture! I was just bemoaning my collection of stained white tees the other day. I cannot seem to keep a nice white tee for any time at all without a permanent stain of some kind! Yesterday I spilled barely wheat grass juice on my calf length summer tee night shirt...Barely wheat grass juice! Yeah. First washing lightened it some. The key is to see it, spray it, and then NOT to put it in the dryer if it didn't come out! I HATE it when I dry something I didn't realize had a stain that was not removed! Ruined! Have a great day!

lilly said...

LOL! I am the same exact way! That's why I most of the time do not eat at work because I will end up with a stain that I will have to walk around with among clients.

Buttercup said...

I have the same disorder. Tomato sauce goes like a magnet to white shirts and yogurt goes to navy or black shirts. I have a complication that once I get on the subway if I am wearing white I get a newspaper smudge and with dark some kind of light colored blot. Never fails. I've just been sorting through summer shirts and there's not much that can go out of the house.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I do know what you mean. I hate to put a white top on anymore...except when I can cover it with a sweater on top. Layers are nice in the winter time.
'On Ya'-ma

Michelle M. said...

Oh, I am the same way. Although, now I can blame a lot of my messy clothes to my kiddos. I also save my good clothes for right when I am ready to leave. I don't want to risk them getting dirty before I walk out the door.

Renee said...

I know jus what you mean! I'm the same way too. Unexpected visitors beware - LOL!

Anna said...

Have you thought about getting an apron? I always sort of thought of them as old-fashioned, but my aunt got me one, and I discovered it is simply *wonderful* to have something which lets me lean wet dishes up against myself without worrying about getting myself or my shirt wet; something which is expressly there for me to wipe my hands on; something that gives a 50% chance that my toddler with the peanut-butter hands will grab it instead of my jeans. And if unexpected visitors show up, all you have to do is quick take the apron off. Oh, and the pockets on my apron are wonderfully useful, too. Who knew those old-fashioned mamas knew something so practical? ;)

A Joyful Chaos said...

I know the feeling. I have the same problem, am working on it though.

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gemma said...

My husband's theory is to dress in the color of your food. He co-ordinates beautifully and those drips and drops can hardly be noticed....I can never plan that far ahead.

As Carl Sagan once said (I think it was Carl) we (spotters) are not alone.

Kim said...

I am a part of the dribbling/spilling club too! I hardly ever where a white shirt to work, and if I do, I always have a spare shirt in my car in case I need to do a quick change. How bad is that? Tonight my husband and I were childless during the dinner hour. We went out for an oh-so-romantic dinner at Aarbys. I was wearing a white shirt. When we were done, he actually said to me: "Hey! Nice job. You didn't even spill on yourself tonight!"

Sheesh!
*smiles*
Kim

heidi @ ggip said...

Oh, this is so funny! But I have to say that it is a really good idea to save your unstained clothing like that!

My problem is that I get all these little holes in my shirts. I haven't figured out how it happens at ALL!

Winging It said...

Hubby & I were JUST commiserating on this phenomena yesterday! He managed (out of all our Sunday dinner's ingredients) to get the one most likely to stain on his brand new shorts and shirt! oi! But I got 'em out!

Me - it's more likely to be grease splatters (Dawn) and little holes from like the button on my jeans or something? I think bc the little t-shirts I buy are so thin and everything is like made in China or Bangladesh or something...

Hey, I got to see my sis-n-law take her 1st communion, have her baptism and confirmation at Easter vigil this year. My brother and she were so sweet to see. It was like watching them get married again, only better...it was a beautiful service, and I thought of you and your family.

God bless!

Tracy said...

I'm glad to know I'm not the only one with this disorder:)

Renee said...

Stopping by to say "hi". Hope you're having a great week!

Renee said...

Happy Mother's Day!