What Was I Born In The 80’s?
Born in the 80’s and raised by two guys named Meat and beer, my personal definition of a trash can is one with holes all over it. I was twelve when I got my first baby t-shirt and I still have the same t-shirt today, a size small, and it fits me really well. This is actually my favorite type of t-shirt to wear, not because of its design but because it reminds me of where I came from, a small town in the Midwest.
My friends call me Bubbles because that’s how I like to be called, although technically Bubba isn’t my middle name but we do call each other that in the seventh grade so we are technically related. The funny thing about that story is that I grew up in the South and no one called me Bubbles but people called me Bubby because I always drank beer from a can, even though I was born in a different state from those folks. It wasn’t until much later that I stopped drinking beer because I realized how unhealthy it was, but I think I was more addicted to the feeling it gave me, a sense of freedom. When I got my first baby t-shirt, I decided to make a statement that I was from the North and to prove it; I wore the shirt everywhere, to the park, to the mall, and even to work, where I sat in an office for eight hours. Who knows if anyone ever noticed, but I sure enjoyed those years wearing that cute little baby t-shirt.
To this day, whenever I see someone walking down the street with a baby t-shirt on, I think to myself, “What was I born in the 80’s? My first t-shirt was a memory maker.” Even with a husband and two kids, I still get those memories and laugh about them. Maybe those memories will last me forever, or maybe they will fade away as fast as I am growing, but one thing is for certain; I wear my baby t-shirt everywhere I go. It’s like my secret weapon; whenever I need a pick me up, it’s there.