I blame Lane Bryant. The store caters to big girls..one of which would be me. I have always loved the store in the past. It is the only place that I can be.....wait for it....a size 1! I know what you're thinking....she does know that it's not really a size one....doesn't she? Yes I do, but humor me. It's most likely the only time I will ever hit a single digit in my lifetime. I was a size 7 for a brief period after Christopher was born. Then I got pregnant with Tommy....and Matt...and my hips have never been the same.
Back to Lane Bryant. They are an illusion. You walk in to their store and are surrounded by big girl clothes that are stylish and beautiful. This may be after you have just hit three department stores and realized that their big girl section holds a grey sweater and a pair of sweat pants. They sort of combine it with the big boys section and end up with an overall androgynous big peoples section...somewhere next to the flannel gowns and minimizers...or possibly plumbing supplies. The point is that most departments stores have a sorry little big girls section because they believe that you should be sorry for being big. I'm wandering, aren't I? OK, back to Lane Bryant. You walk in and are surrounded by clothes that don't make you think that you should hide in a tent or dress like you are an 80 year old grandmother...of 30 cats.