We had the pleasure of attending an ugly sweater party at a neighbor’s this year. Thankfully my dad remembered he had one from back in the day–think Bill Cosby’s wardrobe on The Cosby Show. He mailed it for Dave and it fit perfectly since they’re both XL. Mine was not had so easily. A friend of a friend happens to be a stylish 87-year-old woman who was kind enough to let me borrow one. We visited her beautifully-furnished assisted living apartment and she had laid some out on her bed for me to choose. It had to be returned promptly as she probably wore it this week. It’s true. Interestingly, a couple news stories detailed the shortage of them due to the popularity of these parties. We mentioned some were selling online for as much as $50. Wouldn’t you know a guy called and left a message for me to call him back after the newscast. He had an ugly sweater that he could drop off at the station. I called him back excited for the possibility of storing one away for Dave’s future party use. Turns out his would have been perfect; described as an expensive one from a local men’s clothing store with leather patches and a library motif. But he didn’t want to give it to me. Oh no. He wanted me to sell it for him and try to get him the 50 bucks we talked about on the air. Sorry, Sir, I explained. You’ll have to sell it on your own.
Posted under Baby Thomas: Month 42
This post was written by Tara on December 29, 2011