During this year abroad we all have had to make sacrifices. The unfortunate outcome has been the wearing of “shants”.  Shants are pants that zip of into shorts.  My mom, brother, and especially my dad, LOVE them. I absolutely despise them. My dad has about 4 pairs of them. I thankfully found a pair that don’t zip (I call them jungle pants and still refuse to wear them unless we are in the rainforest, jungle, or the zombie apocalypse).

I enjoy teasing my family about them every time they think about putting them on. I am positive they love my comments about their choice of clothing.  Now that we have arrived in Europe, I thankfully have seen a decrease of Shants wearing by my family. Well, except for my dad refuses to purchase other clothing and still wears them every other day.

Below are some photos that might be disturbing to young viewers. These photos are rated PG for ugliness and disgrace to fashion.

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4 Responses to Shants…

  1. Tom Lovett says:

    Bad news kid. There’s actually a book of rules for Dads. The hospital gives us a copy on the day you’re born. Rule 1 is “If there’s something you can wear that embarrasses your children, it must be worn as frequently as possible.”

  2. Meg Austin says:

    LOL! Haha Laney! I’m with you! Shafts are “Safari Worthy” only! Caution: DO NOT wear in Italy. Steve is going to start calling David The Shants Man! Haha! Great Post!

  3. Dianas Email says:

    Laney, Aren’t parents funny? Especially Dads and their fashion sense! You don’t know me, and your Dad would, I’m sure, be hard pressed to even remember me. I went to Burns Middle School with your Dad and we had a few classes together. He was a clown…..and I bet he still is now, he was always fun to be around. Anyway, I just wanted to tell you, and you should share with your parents and your brother, that I have thoroughly enjoyed being able to share your trip around the world. I will also tell you something that by now, you have heard MANY times…..that is how fortunate you are to have been able to have these experiences with your family. I am sure that you already appreciate and are thankful for them, but will cherish them more and more as each year in your life passes. This is something that will always bond the four of you as a family. How wonderful to share these experiences with the most important people in your life! I want to personally thank all of you for allowing the rest of us to live vicariously through your adventures, and for sharing your insights along the way. Each time you posted pictures or blogged about your adventures, I found myself wishing that I could be there too. What a wonderful testament to your ability to share the true adventures that you have been on! Thanks again for sharing your travels and may God bless you with safety for the remainder of your travels! (From here on out!) Sincerely, Diana Smith Selby Masonville, Ky.

    Sent from my iPad

    • Thanks Diana for your nice note. It has been a long time since we were Burns Foxes. I appreciate your taking the time to write and agree that we had been very fortunate to share the experiences of this year together as a family. Tale care, David

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