A funny thing happened last week…I came home to find my husband knee deep in a pile of my unmentionables with a confused look on his face.
“Um…What are you doing?” I asked.
“Do you know how many bras, underwears and pairs of socks you have?” He asked in a somewhat incredulous tone.
“Not exactly,” I hesitated. “A few.”
“A few?” He stood up and brushed a pair of underwear off his pant leg. “You have a lot more than just a few! In fact, you own 25 bras, 50 underwears and 50 pairs of socks!”
I stared down at the ground like a little kid being scolded, trying to come up with my defense.
“So…?” I said.
My husband when on: “So?! You realize that if we didn’t do the laundry, that means that you have enough bras to last you for a month, and enough underwear and socks to last you for two months!”
I looked at the pile of my intimates at his feet and shrugged casually, “Yeah, but you don’t understand…I’ve got different things for different occasions.” I explained. “For example, this (I picked up a lacy bra) is not for every day wear. Remember the lingerie debate we had a while back?”
My husband looked at me with a blank stare.
“And these socks (I pulled out a pair of grey hannukah socks) are usually worn around, well, Hannukah.” I said. “And these (I picked up a pair of underwear) I wear when I workout only because they’re the most comfortable.”
My husband shifted his weight, unconvinced that I needed each and every undergarment item lying in that pile.
“We’re trying to downsize to make room in our closet, hon.” He said. “Surely, you could choose some of these to give away to charity? I mean…Do you really need THAT many bras, panties and socks?!”
I was quiet for a moment before I answered, then I took a deep breath, stomped my foot down, and said: “YES!”
“No you don’t.” My husband disagreed.
Ladies, help me out here…Am I really bonkers for having so many unmentionables? Or do these items fall under the same category as shoes and handbags…In that, a woman can NEVER have too many of either of those.