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Inspector Gjelstad Looked Up The Stairs ...

Inspector Adam Gjelstad looked up the stairs and sniffed. The air hung thick with the smell of booze, bar fights, and scariest of all, Betty.

40+ pairs of trousers ("pants")

Buy these at Babylicious (NZ)Yep, 40+ ... that's how many pairs of trousers** my daughter, Meg, has.

Is that a right amount? I mean, well, it seems a lot to me.

And I've not bought one pair ... not even from Babylicious (yet)!

I opened her wardrobe and had them all fall onto me in the grand style of any comedy/cartoon that wishes the hero to be swamped by articles from an over full cupboard - Home Alone comes to mind but don't quote me on that. It's a wee bit like bathrooms full of water sloshing the character down the stairs ... I will probably have that to come in my parenting life at some point.

But I digress.
After folding them neatly (counting as I went) I went to my own trouser collection.
Seven.

Not including two suit trouser(s) that I never wear and, quite frankly, will have to get rid off as I never wish to wear them again - suits that is, not just these two***

And seven is up from what I had about a month ago. Two.
I, like most men I know, buy in bulk - it's a habit my wife is teaching me to lose!

But, 40+ ... for a 20-month-old ... is that a lot or am I suffering from trouser-envy?


* Picture from Babylicious (NZ) - buy those 'pants'!

** Unlike Australia, New Zealand has managed in the main to stay clear of 'Americanisations' - we have pavements not sidewalks, rubbers not erasers and aluminum not
aluminum. However "pants" as a means of indicating ones leg/bottom/private covering clothing is well ensconced ... and I think that's pants!

*** Despite Jim D (CEO of Fronde, my current place of work) shaking his head at my jean'd approach and leaving comments about "going all corporate" I think, at 40, that I should really be able to dress myself. Sometimes that'll be a suit but unlikely it will be a regular occurrence.

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