Once upon a time, I was svelte. Yes, I just said svelte.
Before kids, I would shop at only places whose names ended in "Republic" or "Taylor". Whenever I left the house, I made sure my make-up was expertly applied and I wore a well put together ensemble. Yes, I said ensemble.
In the past, my style was referred to as "classic". I chose well made items that were timeless pieces made from nice materials. I had sassy heels, some might even say strappy heels, that I wore to work each day.
Oh those days! I remember those days. I remember that Michelle! *Waves.*
Don't get me wrong. I still love those stores and getting all gussied-up. I like being pretty. However, my current lifestyle doesn't lend a lot of time for a beauty regiment right now.
Why not? (Those of you who are moms who are reading this right now are chuckling.)
Well, being a SAHM with two boys under the age of four, there's not a lot of time for "playing dress up."
Super nice clothes are out. My kids wipe their Cheeto fingers, Oreo mouths and runny noses on me. I'm mama, The Human Kleenex.
My favorite clothing stores are now places that end in "arget" or "Navy". Why would I want to spend a crap load of money on something that is going to resemble a Jackson Pollack painting at the end of the day?
They are always wanting my attention. They will often pull on my pants, shorts, shirts, sweaters and hair to try and get it. No folks, I'm not homeless. My clothes are just misshapen due to my little rug rats climbing on me. I'm mama, The Human Jungle Gym.
You've got to make the most out of that two minutes you have to get ready for the day. If my hair is combed, teeth brushed, and deodorant on, I feel like a beauty queen. Bring on the paparazzi! I am mama, The Speedy Beautician.
Even though I miss being dolled-up sometimes, I wouldn't trade my yoga pants, hair ponytailed current self for all the money in the world. I get to spend everyday loving on my two sweet boys and NOTHING is better than that.
However, I would like to be able to go to the bathroom by myself..,