I remember putting my kids in their one-piece pajamas when they were babies and thinking, "why doesn't someone make these for adults?" Then I saw a commercial for the 'Forever Lazy' last night while watching TV and suddenly it became clear why...it looks ridiculous.

Of course I thought the same thing about the 'Snuggie' and now I have one in my home. Not for me, but my 7 year old son asked for one for Christmas a year or so ago and one of his grandparents bought it for him. But let's be real here, he was 5 or 6 at the time and has no fashion sense. He comes by it naturally on his father's side.

Here's the thinking behind the 'Forever Lazy'; you're sitting at home, presumably being lazy, and you feel a slight chill in the room. What do you do? Grab a blanket? Sure that's an option, but if you'd like to enjoy a beverage or some type of snack while you're watching your show, you'll have to constantly pull the blanket back to get your hands free which will let all the precious heat you've stored underneath to escape. And forget trying to read a book, you'd only be able to have the blanket cover you from the waist down so you're hands would be free to hold the book, and if that's the case then what's the point?

You could put on a pair of sweatpants and a sweatshirt, but that would require taking the time to put on two articles of clothing and who has 10 seconds to spare these days? With 'Forever Young', the decision is easy! You get the best of both world's in one product! See for yourself:

Now that you've seen the 'Forever Lazy' in action (and no doubt had a good laugh), a few thoughts:

  1. Who in their right mind would wear this thing? I can understand wearing it around your house, although I wouldn't be even be comfortable doing that for fear of seeing myself in the mirror, but to wear it out in public to a tailgate party? That's why coats, jackets, and the aforementioned sweatshirts were invented. Which brings me to my next thought...
  2. When I think of being "lazy", I think of laying around the house doing absolutely nothing other than staring at the TV, not whopping it up with friends at a tailgate party. That seems quite active to me which is completely contradictory to not only the premise of the product, but the name itself. Perhaps they should consider renaming it the "Sometimes Lazy/Sometime Active/Always Embarrassing."
  3. In regards to the beginning of the commercial, who complains about a blanket being to big? In my experience, a bigger blanket provides more warmth and isn't that the point of using a blanket in the first place, to warm up? I'm confused.
  4. Finally, why is dad always portrayed as the guy who apparently sleeps through everything? Could it be that he's lazy or could it be that he's been busting his rear end day-in-and-day-out to provide for his family only to be ridiculed about the fact he can't keep his eyes open past 8pm? Some people are just ungrateful I suppose.

I don't see this thing taking off, mainly for the sheer ridiculousness of it, but then again, I would have never thought something as simple as pillows with animal-like features would become a multi-million dollar business either, so what do I know.