My husband has ninety pairs of underwear.* I'm not sure if this is normal or not. Some are boxers, some are boxer briefs, some are those cute bicycle pant types that I love. I only have maybe twenty five pairs of underwear. Of those twenty five - eight of them I really like, three or four I like, a few I tolerate and a couple I wear when I run out of everything else.
I'm nearly down to my last pair at the moment. And I can't very well wear some of the expensive stomach flattening ones that I can barely pull on or the boy shorts my mom gets me for Christmas for their cute pattern (not knowing that I loathe boy shorts because they give me wedgies) because it is a hellish CD2 right now. Yes, that's right, I got my period! It only took 87 days and a crap load of drugs!
Our underwear disparity gets highlighted a few times a month when I run out of my favorite panties and want to do laundry. And I know what you're thinking, "do some laundry you lazy bastard" but we live in an apartment and we have this ginormous laundry cart thing on wheels that is never emptied of its clean clothes so the dirty clothes accumulate in a pile I have no clear method of transporting to the basement. Also it means having cash to load into our laundry machine cards and knowing where the laundry detergent is currently stored. In other words, it's a process.
So I just bought five new pairs of underwear. I think I may buy like twenty more. It feels so liberating. I hardly ever buy clothes. I'm weird. I think I will retire my five least favorite pairs when this new shipment arrives. I keep thinking of the feeling I get when I put on my favorite underwear and thinking "what if I could have that feeling every day?" Why did I never think of this before?
I was never a lingerie person. I know my husband would be excited if I wore some on occasion. I just never do it. I guess I'm always waiting to lose weight or for a special occasion and I just feel weird dropping money on something that is designed to be taken off. I've done the crying in the dressing room thing so I'm never really excited about trying on any new clothes, especially intimates.
Today I took charge and said I want to experiment a little. So new underwear plus a couple other items will be added to the repertoire and I'm excited. I hope this sparks some added sexiness in our marriage.
*I didn't actually count them, maybe it's more!