I'm not going to lie to you. When my daughter came home from school and said that she absolutely needed to have a pair of lazypants I looked up from my game of Candy Crush, chuckled, and kind of ignored her. If I don't draw attention to it, it'll go away.

But then it didn't go away. She asked me in the morning over breakfast, in the afternoon after school, and at night before bed.

"Emily, just what is so special about these pants? Aren't they just sweatpants?"

"Oh no, Mama, you don't understand. YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND."

And then the lovely people at lazypants sent me a pair.

AND NOW I UNDERSTAND.

They are truly as close to heaven as a pair of pants can get. 

But then they were child-napped and have found a permanent home on the body of my 12-year-old daughter.

They are perfect for her. She can be completely and totally lazy in them

or she can be completely and totally active in them too.

They are perfect for sitting and watching a movie together, taking to sleepover camp, warming up before dance class, wearing to a s'mores-roasting bonfire, (working at my computer desk all day *ahem*) and of course, trampolining.

They are bold and bright, basic and subdued. They come in a variety of colors, ranging from neon green and orange to navy and black. They come in different dyes and washes, ranging from original special cotton/polyester-blended fabric to stone-wash to acid wash to French fleece. They are the perfect combination of roomy and comfy without being too baggy and sloppy.

And I am a firm believer that sometimes it's worth the extra money for something—J.Brand jeans, Lululemon yoga pants, a good winter coat when you live in a cold climate. I'm also a firm believer that sometimes it's just not worth the extra money and buy inexpensive—plain tshirts, sunglasses, colored jeans, flats. I will admit to you that the price on lazypants is a little high—starting at $90—for sweatpants. But these? They are so much more than sweatpants. And if I'm being honest, my daughter wears them almost every day. And there's something to be said for that.

lifted from the lazypants instagram account. Follow them!

Try a pair on—I dare you!