Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Fun with Recycling

I got all inspired from Rebecca Walker’s essay in The Maternal Is Political to reduce my dependency on paper towels, so I cleaned out my overstuffed drawers and set aside some old tee-shirts to cut up.

As is our way, said tee-shirts sat in a bag for a few weeks before we got around to cutting them, and finally one night, Brandon and Caleb sat down to make us some rags. I happened to glance over just as one tee-shirt—Brandon’s tee-shirt—had been scissored to the perfect crop top length. “Try it on,” I demanded.

Brandon stood up and held it up. It hit mid-ribcage. “You like?” he asked.

“Seriously,” I said. “Go try it on.” [I’m trying here very hard to write this so it sounds as if I’m not a bossy harpy, but no luck.]

So he goes into the bathroom and comes out wearing his crop top. Oh, we laughed!! And then I laughed some more! And then I had an extra side of laughing!

I recently did an interview where one of the questions was along the lines of, “Is Brandon really so awesome?” When a man will put on a piece of clothing at his wife’s request, for simple entertainment purposes, I believe the answer is: Yes.


Hairline Fracture said...

You know, when I read PPIEW, I wondered the same thing. Now we have further proof. BTW, my husband would've done it too. Marriages stay strong when you're goofy enough to make each other laugh a lot!

Anjali said...

We are paper towel whores here. What a great idea to cut down. If we use t-shirts, will Brandon come here and try them on as well?

Brandon said...

Ahh, shucks!

Julianne said...

Oh, I remember the cropped T-shirt! My brother-in-law was a big fan.

I might have to do a little rag-cuttin' in my house tonight to make sure my huz makes the cut when it comes to awesomeness.