I tend to live in jeans these days. For the first time ever I get to wear them to work, everyone does – including the boss! Walking the dog they are the most practical for warmth, protection from nettles and brambles and enough pockets for keys, phone, dog biscuits and poo bags! In fact it’s one of the few items of clothing where women get equal pocket size with men (have you noticed that women’s clothes never as many pockets as men’s clothes do? I have 2 waterproof coats, 1 bought from the men’s rail of the shop is awash with pockets in almost every seam, including an internal one with a hole for my headphone cable – the works. The other one bought in the same shop from the women’s rail has 2…..like we don’t have stuff to carry that we want to keep dry!!) Sorry I’m rambling! back to jeans….
I love my jeans and I will wear them until they fall apart, even then for I will patch them and keep them going just a few more months. But I’m fussy about them too, they have to fit properly and they have to have some stretch. I like a turn up as well, which is sometimes tricky when you have long legs like I do!
I often get stuck on colour though, black, stonewashed, denim blue? Which one will work for me, don’t want to look ridiculous or like I’m still trying to be 16. I suppose I shouldn’t worry what other people think, but sometimes it’s not so easy!
I’ve spent a long time trying to find somewhere I can get a selection of jeans, that have my shape as a fitting option and won’t involve me spending a months rent on trousers that will ultimately get covered in mud and dog hair at the weekend and paint and child sticky fingers during the week. And I think I finally found it! Every size and shape you could need – including a long enough leg for me to have a turn up! Trust me, it’s well worth having a look!
So now I have a full set of working jeans, I also have a full set of working genes, as do my kids and that makes us very lucky! More than lucky, it makes us grateful for the life those genes allow us to live and everything they allow us to experience. Not everyone can say that they are grateful or lucky. 1 in 25 children is affected by a genetic disorder with 30,000 babies and children being diagnosed every year. Jeans for Genes supply specialist nurses and equipment as well as funding research and offering legal and benefits advice to families.
As a family we all work with children, in schools, in nurseries and in hospitals and many of those children we work with have a genetic disorder which impacts on the life they lead and the things they experience. And we know how much help and support those kids and their families need. 21st September this year is genes for jeans day with the money raised gong to support for families and research into genetic disorders. It would be great if you’d join in and encourage people around you to do the same. Ask the boss if you can join in, wear your jeans and make a donation to a worthy cause – your denim will make a difference to someone else’s genes!
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