If you knock on my front door chances are I will greet you in an apron. They have become part of my “uniform” at home. And even more than that, when I tie an apron on in the morning it’s like saying, “okay, let’s start this day… let’s do this thing”. It’s empowering! An apron is to me what a cape is to Superman! I think there is a special power in wearing an apron! Today, let’s talk about 8 great reasons to wear an apron!
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Here’s the latest apron I just added to my collection. I’ve always wanted a cross back linen apron. So pretty! So French!
Let’s talk about aprons…
AN APRON HAS POWER
Just as I said above, an apron has its own kind of power it bestows on its wearer to make them a superhero of domesticity! In an apron, I am faster than a speeding toddler, more powerful than a loco garbage disposal, able to jump tall piles of the laundry in a single bound! I am the woman of steel… magnolias!
An apron is part of my business attire! And in it… I mean business!
AN APRON IS A WEARABLE DISH TOWEL
No prissy aprons and pearls for me! Wait! What? I’m okay with the no prissy apron part. But the pearl part? I love pearls. No one should be without them. Pearls go with anything, especially aprons!
I found that an apron is a fine place to wipe hands after they’ve been washed. Much better than the sides of my jeans or leggings or yoga pants! And so convenient. When I am flying around the kitchen I don’t have to stop to find where I put the dishtowel!
Wearing an apron is unpretentious and authentic. It’s as plain as Jane and as elegant as, well… precious pearls!
EVEN WHEN YOU’RE NOT, AN APRON MAKE YOU LOOK LIKE YOU ARE WORKING
So, even with its superpowers you still might want to take the day off! Or at least part of a day. If you wear an apron you won’t look lazy. You might be lazy but at least you won’t look like it! An apron is the master of disguise! I just wish it was more of a cloak of invisibility at times too!
APRONS ARE THE BEST WAY TO DRY TEARS
Aprons have comforting qualities of legendary proportions! What child can continue to cry when wrapped in the arms of an apron lovin’ momma or grand? Those apron corners were made with extra absorbency for little tears. And apron strings are the perfect size to be held by little hands!
APRONS HAVE LONG MEMORIES
For heaven’s sake never throw away an apron because aprons are the holders of memories! And if you have an apron with a pocket, better yet! Those pockets catch and keep the most precious memories of all! What we see as pocket fuzz are really thousands upon thousands of tiny memories all rolled up together soft and happily living at the bottom and in the corners of an apron pocket.
And as you put your apron on it just might release a memory once in a while for you to enjoy. Memories of my Nani bubble up from my apron pocket and infuse me with such love!
APRONS ARE HELPFUL
An apron’s most noteworthy quality is its helpfulness. It lives to serve. An apron will unselfishly serve till it’s threadbare and worn out. It protects us with literally every fiber of its being! They are like a magic shield guarding the wearer against the evil schmootzie and splatter of the word!
An apron’s servitude can last generations if they are passed down from mother to daughter or aunt to niece or grandmother to granddaughter or friend to friend!
They should pass from well-worked hands far along in their journey of life to softer more innocent hands just beginning to know the joys of work. Aprons get better and wiser and more valuable with age! Just like their wearer!
APRONS ARE A LOW MAINTENANCE FRIEND
Aprons like to hang around their wearers! They are not catty or easily offended. They are always cheerful and give lots of hugs. Especially around our waists no matter our size! They are not judgemental about our imperfections and literally live by the Bible verse, “Love covers a multitude of sin”. 1 Peter 4:8
AN APRON IS A GIFT
Aprons are gifts of an abundant life!
Aprons symbolize the multitude of blessings underlying dirty well lived-in homes and piles of laundry and unwashed and waiting dishes and gardens that need tending. These blessings are the lifeblood of an apron!
Aprons whisper that work is good, no matter how humble and we are up to the task!
There is a bond between women who have worn and loved and lived in aprons!
An aproned life is a well-lived life for sure!
If you are an apron wearer leave a comment! Why do you wear an apron?
Here are some beautiful aprons you might like to see…
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