Sunday, July 18, 2010
I was reading an article today about aprons. The author of the article said she'd rather wear her apron to serve drinks as hostess than to actually wear them to save her clothes and that if she was in the kitchen she's wear gym clothes. I laughed. I wondered if she had kids - if she cooked - if she ever had to throw down a towel on a spilled drink, if she'd ever put the kids to bed and then went down into the kitchen to make some appetisers and the go back to hostessing. These aprons she was referring to in her article are beautiful - but isn't the point of an apron also that it's functional? If I purchased a $50 apron, I would certainly wear it to bake, make dinners etc. because I'm a mom. And as a mom I deserve to wear something beautiful while I make dinner. I'm certainly considering buying one to protect my work clothes as so often I come home and go right to making dinner, cleaning, wiping noses and washing the bathtub. Their purpose is to protect clothing and June Cleaver had it right, she wore it all the time while she wrangled two boys and the necessities of a household. My point is - go buy your fancy apron, enjoy it, take pride in wearing it for it's use and don't forget to feel pretty and practical while you wear it!