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Frumpy Mom Returns

6 Oct

So after last week’s Frumpy Mom at the Mall incident, I vowed to myself that I would make more of an effort in my appearance, so I would feel better about myself. It seemed like a good idea at the time.

And then, I spent all weekend at a soccer tournament. In 50 degree weather. And wind. And rain at times. I stopped caring about how I looked. I just wanted to be warm. Who cares if I the look of a Romanian refugee from WWII? It was about survival at that point. And really, I was stylish compared to other parents who completely gave up and swathed themselves in blankets (mental note – next time, bring sleeping bag to keep warm in – some other parent did this and I was envious.)

The fallout from spending Friday night, Saturday morning and afternoon, and Sunday morning and afternoon on soccer sidelines was the gift of a wonderful head cold. I cannot be stylish while sniffling. I want to be ready to fall over and nap when I get the chance. So out came the yoga pants and comfy tees. I’m in Mommy Survival Mode. Because despite wanting to fall over and nap, I still have to do things like sit around dance class for three hours and pick up kids from soccer. They like it when you pick your child up from practice I’ve found out.

I am amused with myself – I look like I’m all ready to work out, go for a five-mile walk or you know, do yoga in these yoga pants. Yeah…that is so not happening!

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2 Responses to “Frumpy Mom Returns”

  1. Hannah October 6, 2010 at 12:41 pm #

    A) you are never frumpy. And B) We all have days like that. Parenting never takes a day off! Even for headaches, colds, stomach flu when your 7-months pregnant (yeah fun times). Everyone understands! I hope you get to feeling better soon!

  2. nicole October 7, 2010 at 7:44 pm #

    Yeah I was one of those parents out there that gave up. Why straighten my hair when its raining and put on makeup to wash away. I almost felt guilty for looking like a shlub but then my husband came out of the house in his sweats so we were a team of unpretty!

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