I had to get out of my house so I went to someone else’s. Because quarantine. I don’t own a weighted blanket, so I’ve been using an LL Bean sweatshirt as an anti-anxiety therapeutic. I don’t remember how this oversized sweatshirt came into our lives but I have a vague memory of a Christmas long ago when my husband got it as a gift from his mother.

My husband is not a small man but he is a thin man, relatively speaking. This LL Bean sweatshirt is a men’s XL. My husband is not an XL man. But his mother is the kind of mother who wants sweatshirts to be comfortable and errs on the side of too big. And too big it is…