This blog is my place to vent and share resources with other parents of children of trauma. I try to be open and honest about my feelings in order to help others know they are not alone. Therapeutic parenting of adopted teenagers with RAD and other severe mental illnesses and issues (plus "neurotypical" teens) , is not easy, and there are time when I say what I feel... at the moment. We're all human!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

I need a Snuggie

An absolutely hilarious blogger, Kristina over at Pulsipher Predilections, frequently talks about the Snuggie. The Snuggie is a blanket with sleeves or a robe worn backward, it is not an attractive fashion statement, but I need me some Snuggie!

You see I work in an old building. One side, my side, is always in the shade, or the air conditioner works better, or something. Either way, it is always Too Cold freezing.

Poor Hubby, who is already hot-natured (get your dirty minds out of the gutter! Or is that just me?!), works in what we call The Fishbowl. This room is almost all windows and is always a good 10-15 degrees warmer than anywhere else in the building. For him the building is always Too Hot.

The designers and engineers work in the middle of the building where apparently the temperature is Just Right. They are the ones who make the magic, so they have to be happy.

So I drive to and from work in my non-air conditioned ancient Blazer (which is key to SUV therapy, but otherwise not so great in the Texas Summer heat). Then freeze all day trying to blog work with a blanket wrapped around me. I have to dress professionally in case anyone comes into the office unexpectedly, but the only pants that fit my ever enlarging derriere are black. Not fun in the Texas sun.

This week outside temperatures got up to 107. I've already gotten several sunburns from sticking my arm out the window trying to wave in cooler air (this does not work when you're stuck in rush hour traffic next to a semi by the way!). I would love to be able to wear a bikini or better yet, nothing at all, but... I've decided that is just not a good idea!

So what do you think? Should I get a Snuggie or Slanket (my doesn't that sound sleezy) to wear at work? I wonder how hard it would be to make it look more professional? What do you think? Instead of red or blue, maybe I could make one out of...

Orange cow fabric! Not very sophisticated, but orange is the company's signature color.


Well how about these cool Pistachio Polka dots. They're a little more sophisticated, if not subtle.

Multi-colored art? Again, not subtle, but we're a design studio so this should be good right?

You know what?! There just isn't a way to make the Snuggie look sophisticated and professional. Guess I'm just going to have to go with Plan B.

1 comment:

Kristina P. said...

Definitely get the Snuggie! I will warn you, however. It's not the warmest. Except emotionally.