- You use it when you want to cover up ratty pajamas.
- You use it when you want to cover up other things.
- You use it when it's Christmas morning and pictures must be taken.
- It is a symbol of sickness. For example, when you have it on in the middle of the day, people think you must be sick, and then they may not ask you to do something.
- You wear it when you are busy in the mornings and you just don't have time to get properly dressed and then it is suddenly noon and the bathrobe becomes a symbol of laziness not busyness.
- A new one means you are serious about not looking too ratty or dumpy, but that bathrobes are just a necessary part of a wardrobe like pants or shoes.
- It is a Saturday or Sunday thing. You can wear it more on these days than in the middle of the week.
- It can be fuzzy for the winter, and "breezy" for the summer.
- If you wear it in the car to drive the kids to school, you are a slacker mom and can't get it together.
I have used my bathrobe in every one of these ways at some point in my life. Today, my bathrobe means that I have lots of school work to do and that I want to be comfortable doing it. But it is now nearly 1:30 and my bathrobe must give way to real life and real clothes.