Here’s something my stay at home mom friends never told me. When you actually wear “professional” clothes after months of t-shirts and sweatpants, it will be noticed and you will be asked if you’ve just had some kind of makeover, or you found a job.
I put on a dress because I did have one client meeting, and I’ve never had so many people tell me I looked so nice in one day. Even the waitress at the restaurant I had lunch at complimented me. Seriously, I must look baaaaaaaaaad most other days!Even though I got home late and was soooo tired, I was able to implement family fun today with the Id. I pushed myself to implement because I hadn't seen the Id all day, and more importantly because I made a bet with my friend Natalie that I couldn't do 365 days of Family Fun. My desire to win a Margarita made me do it. :) So here’s what I learned about sitting in both the stay at home mom and the professional mom world in the same day:
1) High heels were invented by a man who would never have to wear them. I had no idea that wearing flip flops everyday would affect my feet so much that I would not be able to wear high heels any longer. Seriously, my feet were killing me after 5 minutes.
2) I should have put my legal education to use during family fun time – never ask a question you do not want the answer to . . . I asked the Id what game she wanted to play, and she chose . . . Twister. That game is intended for people who don’t have to reach more than 5 inches to bend over and reach their toes. Not former gymnasts who can no longer do the splits (well, unless there’s another reason to do so, but we won’t go there today, I think my mom's reading this).
3) If you change your attitude, you can actually kill two birds with one stone during your Twister time – use it as an opportunity to practice your yoga moves – lots of downward dogs if only you can get Left foot on Red, Right Foot on Yellow, Left Hand on Blue and Right Hand on Green. The only problem for me . . . I think the Id was cheating because I asked "how do you know what it lands on, you can't read?" Her response "this one has an 'L'" and she pointed to Left Foot. That girl twisted me in knots. But . . . then it was my turn!!
Enjoy your kids and if you have any ideas that you think I should try, or something fun that you and your kids did, PLEASE, let me know. I’m always up for trying new things.
I have to admit that this post kind of stung. I have been a stay at home mom for about 12 years. I had to go look into my closet to see if I actually OWNED any dresses anymore. The answer: One. I wore it to two weddings. They were outdoor weddings, so the dress is not that formal, but still. If you stay home long enough, people will notice when you do your hair or not. This is just a warning of possible things to come....ReplyDelete
you also wore makeup that one time, and I have to admit, even I noticed that one!! :)ReplyDelete