That Guy

I wasn’t sure what kind of father I would be, but I didn’t want to be “That guy.” You now the guy, a dad who looks overwhelmed, lost his individuality, lost will will to live.

Merrell merrell jungle moc

Jungle Mocs, hideously comfortable

Looks like he just rolled out of bed, wears fleece everything and overly comfortable shoes.

Oh, no, I wasn’t gonna be that guy…

In the last year I wore my first fleece sweatshirt and my first pair of loafers,  Merrell Jungle Mocs, (possibly the most comfortable, yet ugliest shoe created.)

The fleece was a gift from my mom I never worn, I had to run out to the store one morning and needed to throw something over that oatmeal stain.  I grabbed the Old Navy fleece, and it was so soft and comfortable, and suddenly I didn’t care that it was made from  toxic plastic bottles. I have since gotten 2 more.

I stumbled across the loafers on sale at DSW. They were so hideous looking, like suede potato-bugs, that I tried them on as a joke.  They slipped on and off so easily, they were waterproof, warm in the snow, and made my Converse feel like some kind of GitMo torture shoe.  I wore them out of the store and relegated my Chuck Taylors to the back of the closet.

So yes, I am slowly morphing into “that guy.”  But I can still clean up “purty good,” but if I’m going to be chasing a toddler through the zoo all day, I better be dry, warm, and comfortable.

Besides, I draw the line at draw-string pants…actually, do you think those Penguin lounge pants are stain resistant?


1 thought on “That Guy

  1. Never mock Jungle Mocs. If they ever make a dress shoe this comfortable…I could take over the world!
    Down with laces and uncomfortable footwear!

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