Why I Love My Wife’s Cardigans
It might sound kind of crazy, but I absolutely love my wife’s cardigans. For those who are wondering, cardigans are a certain type of sweater. From what I’ve seen, they are usually made from a thin fabric and have buttons all the way up the front. I’ve always been someone who attaches particular pieces of clothing to memories and events, so maybe that is why I really love her cardigans.
The first time I remember seeing my wife in a cardigan sweater was when I picked her up for our first date many years before she became my wife. I’ll never forget how innocent and nervous she looked, and that she was wearing a navy cardigan with her skirt. She explained to me later that she had almost twenty cardigans when we met and that it took her nearly an hour to settle on wearing the navy one.
Another time I remember my wife and her cardigans was when she accompanied my family on a three week trip to Italy just before we were married. My parents invited her to go with me, my siblings and their spouses, and it made for quite a great family trip. I was at her apartment the night before we were leaving and she was having the hardest time packing her clothes. She wanted to be comfortable on our trip, yet she wanted to impress our family, and so she was trying to find the best clothes she had. I remember laughing at her and saying that her clothes didn’t matter, and eventually she let me help her pick a few of her best cardigans to take along on the trip.
In the ten years I have known my wife, cardigans are the one kind of clothing that she has never gotten sick of. I’ve seen her replace almost every other article of clothing she owns, but when it comes to her cardigans, they just keep getting more and more piled up in her closest. Fortunately for me, I’m told, I find my wife’s little obsession with cardigans to be rather funny. I guess it would drive me crazy if I didn’t.
As you’ll probably guess, my wife also brought a few cardigans on our honeymoon. Each time she’d pull one out to wear I’d smile. By the time we married the fact that she loved to wear cardigans was so her that I just had to smile each time she chose to wear one for dinner or anything else.
So I guess I love my wife’s cardigans because of all the memories I have with her wearing them and because they are such a staple of her wardrobe. It’s the small things in life that really mean something, and her cardigans mean something special to me.