Reversible, All-Weather Jacket / Vest

We’ve all seen them.  We’ve all wanted one.

It’s a jacket!  It’s a vest!  It’s actually both!

It’s a jacket with removable sleeves for an instant vest so that no matter the weather, you’re covered with just this one item of clothing.

How smart!

It’s perfect!  It’s two for one.  Or really three or four for one.

Looking closer, you see the jacket/ vest’s versatility and usefulness.  There’s a place for everything.  18 POCKETS!  18!  Not sure I could find that many things to carry at once, actually.  That cool guy in the photo can use his calculator without even removing it from that mesh pocket.  Impressive!

What a great and useful garment!

And it is good-looking and fashionable, to boot!

Check it out here.

Yes, it’s everything you’ve wished for . . . everything you need . . . everything you want.  You’re covered.

Done shopping.  Check!

Yep, the Reversible, All-Weather Jacket / Vest.

While it sounds like a commercial and a plea to buy a product, it is actually just my wandering mind making a cute analogy.


He’s certainly my two for one — he’s a great first-born, but he also is a big helper and supporter for our family.  He is often my stability and sanity when things are going crazy.

At first glance, he’s a nice, good-looking kid.  But the more you look . . . the more you dig . . . the more you observe, his qualities abound.  Yes, he’s flexible.  He’s as handy as an 18-pocket jacket/vest.  That’s him.  Velcro, zippers, mesh windows, ID holder, hidden passport pocket . . . he’s got ’em all beat.

Everything you wished for. . . .  yes, that’s Elliot.

He has a heart for God and a heart for good.  His kindness and compassion will snuggle you and keep you warm, and if you need it, just zip off the sleeves and enjoy the coolness of his sense of humor.

Did you notice in the ad that the jacket even folds into itself for easy packing?  Wow.  Now that’s handy.  I think it symbolizes Elliot’s low-maintenance personality.  He “goes along for the ride” quite well.  But if something happens that he needs to speak up on, you can be guaranteed that he’ll pop right out of himself and be heard.  He’s a truth-teller.

Yep, he’s just that great.

I’d tell you to try him on for size, but I’m afraid you’d decide to keep him.  And I kinda like him hanging out in MY closet!  🙂



5 responses to this post.

  1. I agree I want an Elliot!! My Elliot is now in college, and boy do I ever miss him.


  2. Posted by Shannon Rosson on October 22, 2011 at 8:15 AM

    What a great kid he is! Love that you have him to balance life out and to help you keep your sanity. LOL! 🙂


  3. Posted by Sandra on October 22, 2011 at 8:15 AM

    What a wonderful analogy. Elliot is indeed a true blessing.


  4. Posted by Mimi on October 25, 2011 at 8:09 PM

    All True! What a boy!!!!!


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