I like to take walks around our neighborhood. I have never been much of a hat wearer–winter or summer–but one day I wore one (because my hair looked awful) and found it actually FELT cooler wearing a hat. Never being much for baseball hats, I found a beach hat that was light colored (which feels even cooler) and has a nice big brim, so I can keep the sun completely out of my eyes. I bought it and I started wearing it on walks. My daughter took one look at it and said “Mom, you don’t go out like that!”.
OK, I wear it only to keep the sun out of my eyes and face. I was still happy with that. My hat and I were making the neighborhood rounds for several weeks until my husband observed–you know, you look like that quilt pattern, you know, the little girl with the big hat. UGH! I have never been a fan of Sunbonnet Sue. In fact, I particularly liked the quilt “The Death of Sunbonnet Sue” I think my favorite was the hat hanging out of the alligator’s mouth.
Should I rethink my sunbonnet?