Being emotionally scarred

Let’s be honest, it doesn’t matter how old you are or what country you live in, everyone’s parents have emotionally scarred them in one way or another.

My mom, the culprit

The other day, my mom went through some of her old things to see if there is any of her stuff she can give or throw away. I guess she hasn’t been spring cleaning for quite some time because she came across stuff from her university days.

Among these things was her old gym outfit. She asked me if I wanted it and, knowing my mother, I asked to see it first.

As she took it out of the bag, she said, “You’ll love it.”

I didn’t love it.

Let the emotional scarring commence

It was the tiniest leotard I had ever seen. And to think she wore that IN PUBLIC. I was mortified. The leotard in question:

What was my mom’s defence? “It was the eighties, dear.”

It gets better.

She told me that she didn’t wear just the leotard alone. According to her, “that would just be weird.” I felt a little better then. I thought she must have worn a big T-shirt over the leotard.

I was wrong.

She then proceeded to take a bikini bottom out of the bag and told me that she used to wear that over the leotard. Oh the horror!

It surprised her when I said that I would never wear it. But come on, I don’t want to walk around looking like a promiscuous superman. (Maybe for my fiancé but not in public.)

I’m so grateful that I was born in a more fashion friendly age.

What about you?

Did your parents ever embarrass you with their fashion choices? I would love to hear about it in the comments.



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Being emotionally scarred