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I called out for gaiter aid.

March 31st, 2017 · 16 Comments · Daily

I watched the presidential inauguration with a friend who was wearing a neck gaiter. When I complimented her gaiter, she showed me how it can be worn twelve ways. Miracle gaiter! I immediately shifted my focus away from the inauguration (not a difficult shift) and toward my phone where I logged in at Amazon and went gaiter shopping. This is the gaiter I purchased and I love it. Yes, I love my gaiter, yet I still haven’t worn it outside of the house.

On Monday as I sat in the pickup line at school, I studied my (still and always growing!) hair in the rear view mirror.

“Although I haven’t worn my gaiter outside of the house, I believe I need ANOTHER gaiter,” I said to myself, “to wear when the wind is blowing and I need to remind myself that I’m still alive.”  Because most of my clothes are black I decided to go with a black gaiter with white dots, AND I decided to immediately stop using the word Gaiter and start using the word Headband.

Later that evening, I put on my Delhi headband and went to Harper’s room.

Me: Harper, I know YOU would not wear this, but is it okay on me?
Harper: No.
Me: Why do you say no?
Harper: It’s fine if you don’t leave the house.
Meredith: It just looks like you’re trying to be young again.

The black and white headband arrived on Wednesday. I took it out of the envelope, put it on my head, and asked Instagram to give me a quick and honest Yes/No vote.

Everyone on Instagram (where Everyone = The People I Allow Into My Mostly Filtered World) voted Yes.

I am in good company.

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16 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jill Finger // Mar 31, 2017 at 7:15 pm

    I’m stuffing the ballot box by voting yes again

  • 2 Carroll McNeill // Mar 31, 2017 at 8:01 pm

    A thousand times yes!

    (Also, no dessert for Meredith!!)

  • 3 Ellen // Mar 31, 2017 at 8:12 pm

    Definitely yes!

  • 4 Grammy // Mar 31, 2017 at 9:01 pm

    I love the neck thing. It’s cute on you. And, Meredith and Harper don’t realize that you ARE young.

    I wear things like that around the house because I’m always cold, but I’m old so I can wear them outdoors, too. People expect old ladies to bundle up. Now, if I could just use them in the summer to hide the neck I’m not really pleased with any more…

  • 5 Grammy // Mar 31, 2017 at 9:02 pm

    Oh, I like the headband thing on you, too. I like your new hair.

  • 6 Mitzi // Mar 31, 2017 at 10:26 pm

    Love it! You really should leave the house with it on.

  • 7 Mary K. in Rockport // Mar 31, 2017 at 10:33 pm

    Well I think it’s damn cute.

  • 8 kmkat // Apr 1, 2017 at 3:29 pm

    Okay, clearly, I need to follow you on IG. Otherwise I shall miss All The Good Stuff.

  • 9 JessicaD // Apr 2, 2017 at 10:55 am

    It’s perfect! (The thing on your head) (headgaiter?) And SOLD on the neckgaiter for myself! I am constantly cold. (got the dark blue with asterisks)

  • 10 MJ Martin // Apr 2, 2017 at 6:23 pm

    I wear my gaiter anytime the temp or windchill is below 40, on is tan the other is black. I am able to pull them up over my mouth and nose and I don’t have to breath that cold air, that is the only way that I can go outside in the winter.

  • 11 Jen // Apr 2, 2017 at 7:35 pm

    I am dying at the “trying to be young again” comment!

  • 12 pharmgirl // Apr 2, 2017 at 8:08 pm

    Super cute.
    Why would anyone want to be young again?

  • 13 lynne // Apr 3, 2017 at 7:47 am

    I think your “gaiter” ( I want to call it an Alice band) looks great on you & I would totally wear it outside, but then I guess I always wear clothes maybe hmm a little bit too hmmm young for me, but then I don’t have a cute 14 year old daughter to tell me so. I

    I’ve been thinking of sourcing one myself, I miss the ones I used to wear in India but mysteriously lost.

    P.s. I can’t tell you how much John McEnroe used to shock us stiff Brit’s back in the 80’s when he used to shout at the Empire. Sigh… simpler times.

  • 14 Jenny Pecht // Apr 3, 2017 at 12:20 pm

    That is so cute on you! Especially so because I initially misread “gaiter” as “goiter” and expected you to be sporting a large protuberance from your neck. Double points for having a healthy level of iodine in your diet!

  • 15 Crazy Mom! // Apr 3, 2017 at 2:01 pm

    Really cute, very gamine!

    (I misread gaiter as guitar and wonder what the hell is a neck guitar?)

  • 16 Effie // Apr 3, 2017 at 3:25 pm

    yes!