Baseball Mom Goes to Rehab for T-Shirt Addiction
MEMPHIS, TN— One baseball dad is seeking help for his wife’s obsession that is tearing their family apart. What started as one t-shirt purchase quickly turned into an all-out obsession as Julie Stetson, baseball mom of three, has shown a complete inability to resist buying all of the baseball mom t-shirts.
“She just doesn’t know how to say no,” began Kyle Stetson, Julie’s husband. “She gets on Facebook, inevitably sees a new t-shirt design in one of her Facebook groups, and within seconds she’s filling out an order form. And the process just repeats several times a day!”
“They just always ask, ‘Who needs this shirt?’” explained Julie, “I do. I need the shirt.”
Julie has accumulated 500 shirts in the past six months, most of them with exactly the same text, just in a different font and slightly different design. Her favorites are shirts that say “I am a baseball mom” or “My son only loves his bat and his momma I’m sorry” across the front.
The rehab will include developing healthy practices such as scrolling through Facebook without clicking or commenting, shopping at regular stores like GAP and Old Navy, and repeating self-talk phrases like “t-shirts don’t define you” in front of a mirror.
The Stetson’s are looking forward to the financial stability Julie’s recovery will bring them over the next several months. They plan to use the extra money to sign their 7-year-old up for travel ball and send all three boys to all-American showcases.