Monday, October 04, 2010

How old do you have to be to wear suspenders?

My grandpa is having back surgery this week. He has had increasing pain all year. I'm not sure what the details are, but some of the disks in his spine are causing the pain. His doctor said that's what comes with getting old (Grandpa is somewhere in his seventies).

To help manage the pain he sometimes wears a back brace, but he says it makes his hips disappear, which are kind of important for holding up pants and things. Grandpa is not into the skater sagging look, so I thought I'd offer a suggestion to help him out. This was our conversation:

"Have you thought about wearing suspenders?"

"Get out of here! Only old men wear suspenders!"

"Hey!" Cried Lost Boy, "I wear suspenders!"


  1. Love the conversation! Lost Boy looks great with his suspenders. I think you can be any age to wear them. :)

  2. I love your cherry red philosophy--way to spiff yourself up, even in yoga pants and t-shirts. That's a great idea. Splurging and getting a real pedicure (complete with a foot massage and lots of scrubbing) should also go with the pregnancy/new baby territory. A little spoiling goes a long way.