Monday, April 2, 2012

Rag-a-muffin Mama

It's a fashion show every time I go to pick up my little one from his elementary school. All the Supermodel Mamas line up around the playground waiting for their kids to come running out of school.

I always look at them...then I look at myself in my usual yoga pants and long slimming black jacket accessorized with my hardly-ever-used running shoes. I look like I just stepped out of a gym except I am not sweating, I am fat and I have the same thing on every Monday and Tuesday afternoon.

And I always have good intentions when I dress like this every Monday morning. I think A) I can either put on something nice and ruin it when cleaning the house or B) I could wear clothes that didnt matter if I spill a little bleach on AND I dont have to change later when I go on my weekly run (that I have been planning to do for over a year now). Once I finish up my chores and Baby Daddy gets home, I can just skip out of the door and go for my 3 mile run that NEVER happens.

So by the time I pick up my son from Fashion Show Elementary, I am so high on Clorox fumes and Mop-n-glow, I don't care what I look like. Until...I get the stares from the fashion queens...the shame... the judgement. Then I usually crouch down to talk to my daughter until my son runs out and we run to escape on my bike.

But I really started thinking about these mamas. Where do they find the time to brush their hair, much less put on a ton of makeup and dress in the latest fashion. Not to mention, where do they get the money to buy such fancy clothes? I make a really decent salary and now with two crumb-crunchers I barely have enough money to buy new granny pantys.

I can't figure it out and I have to just give up and be happy that I am the Rag-a-muffin mama, who works part-time and spends the rest of my free time working full time in the house and for my family. This is the real me...a rag-a-muffin mama!

6 comments:

  1. Assume they are jealous! Seriously. I get it and I just don't care anymore! If they have nothing more interesting to do than to look at you in judgement, then they probably have very boring lives ;)

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    1. Exactly, they are jealous! Yesterday i did notice that one of the moms had on posh jogging pants. Maybe I started a trend, haa!

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  2. I've also wondered about the expensive wardrobes - It pays not to have student loans! Maybe once I'm 60 and have paid them off I can try to look decent.

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    1. so true amy! if i didnt have student loans i could buy a pair of designer boots a month! i hope my kids are wealthy later so they can pay off my loans after i retire! ; )

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  3. Love it Catina! Just be thankful that its not chic French mamas that you have to compare yourself to..... I've seen heels at the school drop off that i wouldn't dare wear for a night out!

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    1. I would die if I had to face the French mama's in TH! Yesterday one of the mama's wore leopard print entire suit to pick up her kid. She looked like she just came from red light district!

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