Precious Cargo

Today is my early day and I realized that I can’t put it off any longer…I need to go buy new shorts for the summer. I’m not dreading it inasmuch as I love going hog wild at Target buying every new offering of basketball shorts as soon as they hit the sales floor. But those don’t cover all the bases somehow. Crazy, I know. Work is cut and dried slacks day in, day out. Done. Then cargo khakis to cover everything else that’s not for polyester with a Nike or UA logo…right!? Well, at the end of last year something happened. Something very awful. My cargos got called Dad Shorts. *slowly melts like the wicked witch* Is it the pockets that are so gross now? Not even on the golf course or what? I had no idea that was even a thing. None at all. Not for these. Not khaki. It’s a classic!

Classic=Old. Old man/dad. Dad shorts. Death. Basically just death is what they meant. Moving on.

But, what else is there when you think about it. Too long and you look sloppy. Too short and you look like Carlton Banks or Reno 911. And I’ve never…repeat never worn denim shorts a day in my life.

If Obama can come out the other side victorious and live down being seen in Dad Jeans…maybe I can get away with my cargos just *one* more year while I grasp this concept. Just one! I’ll give up the pockets eventually, swears. I’ll even go straight khaki if I gotta 😣

“🎡…but I won’t do that.🎡” πŸ‘‡

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35 thoughts on “Precious Cargo

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  1. Too funny! Here’s the thing…no matter what you wear it will be wrong in the eyes of a daughter. If you wear the latest, coolest fashion, you’ll get the eye roll and “why are you trying to act like you’re young or cool?” If “Dad shorts” was the worst you got, then call it a win and stay comfy in your cargos!! You could always show them pictures of what guys wore in the 80s and ask if they’d prefer thatπŸ˜‚

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    1. So would now be a good time to admit that it wasn’t my daughter but a close in age peer? I’m not sure which makes me feel less fashion forward πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I was totally going to include a pic of 70’s or 80’s “manshorts” but it verged on pornographic lololo. Unbelieveable!

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  2. Come on, That’s Obama though πŸ˜‚. He could wear corduroy, and no one would say anything. We’d think it.😁😁😁😁. I’m just kidding. Although I saw a pair on sale for Jeh for the fall, and my Mom’s eyes interlocked with mine. She says….”Please don’t do that to that boy.” πŸ˜‚ It was a thought. Cargos/ khaki shorts are not Dad pants…..until you start tucking in tees and sweatshirts and belting them, with the boat shoes (which I, low key, LOVE😁…the shoes) but those combinations have to be in one single outfit. <>

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    1. I need to do like him with open dress shirts rolled up with a big ass shiny watch.

      I tuck *nothing* unless inside the confines of an educational facility!

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  3. jortsπŸ˜‚
    second that ⬆️, stay comfy😊

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    1. Like I said I think I have to give it at least another year lololol!

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  4. Hehe!! Oh no!! I’d suggest just switching to khaki shorts. They are classic and the best option to avoid the dreaded dad look hehe. But, on the other hand, dad’s like Chris Pratt are bringing “dad bod’s” and “dad style” into main stream haha

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    1. Oh no! So it’s true then? πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I gotta say I knew I was behind but I wear “play clothes” so often and jeans in the winter and I never gave much thought to being a ‘gauchy dad, hahaha

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      1. Haha! A dad yes, gauchy probably not

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        1. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ There’s a ‘hot dad’ my teenager is always jokingly googly eyed over at school and one day we saw him from the car with this long hoodie, biker shorts and Birkenstocks! She goes “OH MY *GOD*, is he wearing bicycle shorts, okay I’m totally over him now!” Then we laughed hysterically for ten minutes. I said see, I could be way worse! But I thought he looked cool and up to date until that day so maybe her and I are really the lame ones. I’m laughing so hard right now that I can barely type πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜‚

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          1. Haha! That’s great!!

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  5. Ahem, I thought you were embracing the persona of “grouchy old white man”. Wear the cargos. Did you or did you not read my whole post about orthopedic shoes and giving zero shits about what they look like.

    You do you, Buttercup (which is your new nickname from me.
    Love,
    Dubya

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    1. Oh yeah my new site title. That Grouchy Old White Man πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I did read that! I don’t know…I come from the age when the biggest parental win was if your kid didn’t wear sloppy “baggy pants/shorts” and my shorts are nice and fit me properly so…who knew!?? πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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  6. Good luck, Dad. πŸ˜‰

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    1. Lolol! I’m on my own with this πŸ˜‚ Maybe seersucker next YES!!

      And a hilarious link validating my choice, lol https://www.townandcountrymag.com/style/fashion-trends/news/a3163/the-history-of-seersucker/

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      1. Haha! What was once my hot spiral curled, shoulder padded, waist jeans look eventually became known as the β€œMom” look. πŸ™ˆI thank God I have naturally striaght hair. At least I’m saving money. I remember being embarassed when my own mother wore a petal cap! 😱

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        1. I’m sure there’s one of these for ‘dads’, it would have to include huge white sneakers and, well, jorts!

          https://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/mom-jeans/3505924

          I dont remember my mom ever embarrassing me, just my dad when he would dance at football games πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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          1. Haha! Thats actually cute that he loved football so much.

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  7. Buttercup, ROFLMAO!!!! Wear Dad shorts and make them cool. They will come back in vogue – eventually. Fashion does that. Goes round and round. By then, you won’t care what anyone else thinks. Comfort becomes the priority…

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    1. Maybe Jean cutoffs? It’ll be just like Welcome Back, Kotter all over again! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ omg I can’t even write that with a straight face

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      1. Didn’t Tobias Funke wear jeans cutoffs? πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Why did he come to mind? Lolol Dang! I wish we could post gifs.

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        1. He did. All the time 😣😣😣

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      2. What a role model πŸ™‚

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  8. I’m giggling! Glad you’ve shunned the jorts…but Dad shorts? ARGGGG…that’s what I dread – Mom jeans! Shoe on the the other foot…and I’ve got boys and you have girls so they are really into what we’re wearing…cargo shorts are good. Why are they dad shorts?

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    1. I have NO idea! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I swear I had no clue. I thought mine were nice lololol. I’ve only been asked to not wear something once by my kids when my youngest said, “I just thought…you were gonna wear, you know not sweatpants” πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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      1. Kids are so funny aren’t they? It makes me laugh when they look at us and declare, “you aren’t really thinking of wearing that are you?” I guess we thought the same thing as kids but I’m not sure I was as sassy as to say it aloud! LOL πŸ™‚

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        1. I don’t think I would have ever either! There’s a certain time frame where it’s an embarrassment that you even, like *have* a parent though right? πŸ˜‚ So…we can’t win! I sent you an email btw.

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          1. Got the email and replied. Thank you! Lucky for me that my kids are over the β€˜parent’ thing with me and have been able to say, yeah I have a parent and her name’s Janie and sometimes she’s cool and sometimes she’s a goof! LOL

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            1. I still have one to go who will hold my hand and not look to see who’s watching!!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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            2. Oh how lucky are you!! πŸ™‚

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            3. 😍😍😍

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