Since I’m new to academic robes and I knew I’d only have a few minutes to don mine before the honors ceremony the other day, I tried them on at home. Katherine and Nathaniel were pretty intrigued when they saw that Mommy, too, liked to play dress-up.
Katherine said, looking at me thoughtfully, “You look beautiful, Mommy.” Glad to know that voluminous material in airport-ground-crew-appropriate stripes is what flatters . . .
My department chair teased me by indicating that I should have opted for the runway version of academic regalia, which he sketched for me: