Friday, January 11, 2013

The "Ugly" Christmas Sweater

It's almost tradition, every year at Christmas time the office gang has a lovely potluck lunch. Everyone brings their special dish, we all sit together and enjoy the great food and good laughs. This year I decided to wear my ‘Ugly Christmas Sweater’.
I wore it during breakfast at home with my kids - thinking they would get a kick out of it. To my surprise there was no reaction! Nothing! No funny look, no side glances… Nothing!
I walked into the office and it was laugh after laugh. ‘Where did you get that’ and ‘Did you really make it?’ Everyone had something to say about it.
Afterwards, I went directly from the office to my kid’s school for their Christmas Carol Sing. The children at the school didn't say anything about my crazy sweater, not one of them!
But all the parents and teachers had something to say or were giving me that funny look and side glance. I had to explain to everyone "what" I was wearing – even to people I didn’t know.
Later that evening, I asked my kids at dinner what they all thought of my special outfit. All 3 of them piped right up! Hands down, they all loved it! My daughter went into great detail about why she loved it so much. She thought it was especially beautiful because of the massive Santapicture on the front, with the "pink/purple puffball", but what really did it for her was the bright yellow fringe along the bottom.
You see, she didn't give me that funny look or side glance in the morning, because she loved it! Actually she has asked me to make her one very similar to it for next year.
I guess it's all in what you make of it, like they say -beauty is all in the eye of the beholder
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to All!