A post from Kelli–
For as long as I can remember, Jason has always had a certain Carhart sweatshirt. It has been through the ringer–quite literally–many times.
For the longest time I would offer to buy him a new one if he would just get rid of his old ratty one. He always refused, once telling me that I could get hime a new one, but he wouldn’t wear it because his facorite one was just so comfortable.
Here’s the famed shirt. It was once a lighter off white color more so than it’s gross and stained gray. Each time I washed it, I would point out its stains and flaw and offer to get him a new one. He kept saying no, so eventually I quit offering.
Each time I’d point out its flaws and eventually quit fixing them, hoping that he’d eventually just quit wearing it and throw it away. Here you can see that its ripped on the side from the rib area through the arm pit and up about half way down his arm.
His mom and I would conspire about how we were going to throw it away, however if we tried to take it from him, he’d keep questioning us and want to know where it was. Here you can see that the bottom waist band had come off. For the longest time, he’d just let it hang there until for some reason it got cut off. I don’t know if he got sick of it or if his mom cut it off. Either way, I pulled it out of the wash the other day and told him I was going to just throw it away because it was getting a bit ridiculous.
Much to my surprise, he said okay. My jaw about hit the floor. He said that since the bottom waist band got cut off, his belly gets a little cold, so he doesn’t really want to wear it much anymore. So I could throw it away. Just like that…..You can bet though, if I knew that a few years ago, I’d have just cut that darned band off. I even offered to buy him a new one. He said he didn’t really need any as he had gotten some new ones from the Co-op and started wearing some of his previous “good ones” for chorse because he got the new ones.
So into the garbage it went!
And that is how the lovely Carhart sweatshirt met its end. I tell ya, Jason is about the most easy going guy that I know. And that something that I completely love about him!