Forgive me mamas

Thursday, May 14, 2009

But how on Earth do you have time to 'put yourselves together?'
I was noticing today dropping Princess off that most of the other mothers had cute outfits, accessories, hair done, make up, pretty shoes, and shockingly: their toe nails painted.

As I looked at my own ensemble of sweat pants, long sleeve tee shirt, and New Balance running shoes that I have defiantly run in and look it I began to wonder what I am missing. I brush my hair and teeth religiously and sometimes even manage to wash my face (if a full wash is not in the cards then at least a wipe off is) but I rarely wear make up and my toes are pretty much never painted.

Is there some secret mom ritual I have yet to master? With three kids four and under personal grooming often seems to take a backseat to other more pressing issues helping fix a car or reading yet another story....

My summer clothes have a lot of long flowy skirts because my legs my not always be presentable; I usually wear close toed shoes because my toes are not painted.

So what am I missing? Are these moms getting up at 5 am to 'get themselves together'? Or are they super women?

But forgive me mamas for looking longingly at your toes.

3 comments:

Atwood-Family of 4 said...

I will say when we met up at McD's your outfit was so super cute and I found myself thinking the same thing about you...:) For me, it's all about what matters-if I'm going to church or somewhere nice, i'll do make up. Otherwise, nope. Same w/ clothes and stuff. It all depends on what I'm doing that day and how important it is to me. For some strange reason dropping your kid off at preschool must be an important thing to those moms, though I don't get it. I'm sure I'll be in sweat pants and unshowered come September.

Just Me said...

ummmm what did I wear?? was it clean?? I have no idea

Atwood-Family of 4 said...

It was a cute jacket over a fitted top w/ cute jeans. And yes, it was clean. :)

Post a Comment