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The Uniform

It's that time of year again. The time when we pull the trunks out of the attic or under the beds and start switching our summer clothes to our fall clothes (at least those of us unfortunate to have seasons ;D). Today, as I pulled out two trunks of clothes that I haven't fit into since before I was pregnant (and still don't) I got to thinking. The uniform. The Mom uniform. The one that binds most of us as Moms. As I type I look down to see two different shades of gray (horrendous). An oversized hoodie that I got on sale and a ratty old pair of Jockey yoga pants that I had from when the girls were babies.

And as I pull out the outfits that I swore I'd fit into this fall (and swear that I still will) I think of how my wardrobe is such a far cry from who I really am. I love fashion. I pretty much always have. When I worked I had beautiful clothes and amazing shoes. I had so many accessories Abby would have drooled at my options. I never spend a ton but I sale shopped like a boss. So what the hell happened.

 You see that? Earrings AND makeup! 

When did I go from fashionable to a proverbial "not"??? While mulling this whole thing over I glanced at my pre-chosen outfit for tomorrow. Black sweatpants and a tee. Really self? Come on! We can do better. We have to do better.

As Moms we dress our children beautifully. We comb their hair and clip their nails and wipes their faces. All the while not even glancing in a mirror most days. But what are we showing them. That we are not even worthy of a cute outfit or a nice haircut? It's time we Moms rise up and take five, no TEN minutes a day and let ourselves think about what we want to wear.

The season is changing. With it I hope to turn over a new leaf of showing my girls that I am worth ten minutes just like they are.



2 comments:

Plant Girl 1:52 AM  

Amen! I am so incredibly guilty of that too -- somedays finding the time to shower is just a struggle. But I'm trying to make a better effort. Not only for my husband, but for myself as well. I own way more yoga pants and sweatshirts than I should admit to; more importantly I wear them way more often than I should.

After four years, my hair is finally long again and at the point where I can (for the first time in my life) shower and just let it go. Makeup is simple with mascara and mineral foundation. So that doesn't take much time.

I did go out a month ago and bought a new pair of jeans! I spent way more money than I should have. The size tag was smaller than I've ever been able to squeeze into and they are truly a fantastic fit. Coupled with a handful of new tops -- granted, knit tees for the most part, and a great chambray button down shirt -- it's helped make me feel so much better about myself and how I look.

I just need to continue the effort!

Kristen 11:00 AM  

M - Amen to your amen. :D Funny how jeans and a sweater can perk you up!

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