This morning, we had playgroup at the park because it’s 70 degrees outside (whaaa?). Because it’s so nice out, I felt obligated to wear a skirt (OTI post tomorrow!). At one point, I realized my sweater had sand all over it, and then I came home and noticed the smooshed snack crumbs stuck on it and wondered if I should’ve worn something different. But Kayla made a great point that sometimes, we just have to take the opportunities to put on real-people clothes when we get the chance, or make the chance.
I feel like sometimes, as a mostly SAHM, I feel silly wearing a skirt to the library or cute shoes to Target. I worry about getting raisins or sunflower seeds stuck to my blouse. I wonder if it’s really worth the effort to figure out an outfit, and if I look overdressed or silly.
But then, when I do make an effort to think about the way I dress, I feel better about myself and my abilities. I’m encouraged to be more productive when I’m not wearing sweats.
Now, I’m definitely not advocating contorting ourselves into clothes that will cause major flashage on the slide, and I think jeans are generally an awesome staple. But I think moms deserve to feel cute and interesting, too. And, dare I say, I think it often makes me a better mother when I feel more confident in myself and my divine abilities.
And what is laundry for if not to remove baby schmootz?