- I now answer the door with wet hair and no make-up because Palmer has not yet taken his nap that I use to primp for the day. Many of my neighbors and friends and salesmen will attest to this.
- I no longer wear heals. I was clumsy before I had Palmer, but now I truly believe it would be a safety hazard to wear healed shoes while toting him around.
- I hardly ever wear jewelry because of little, but somehow very strong, baby hands that like to pull and grab.
- I don't wear v-necks because Palmer likes to pull down my shirt and I'm sure everyone has seen enough of my chest as it is with my awkward breastfeeding.
- I usually have spit-up or some type of food mess (from the kids I tend) all over my clothes, and sometimes other places on my body (like the last time I went to get my hair dyed and the beautician said I had some very strong product in my hair that was difficult to brush out. I replied that I had not used any hair product that day and then blushed as I realized, and embarrassingly admitted, it was spit-up).
- I hardly ever curl my hair anymore because if I straighten it I get two days without having to wash and dry it. Which leads me to the next point...
- I have my hair in a pony tail just about every other day.
- I no longer wear dresses. A couple weeks ago I wore my favorite dress, so happy that I could once again fit into it. But alas, when I walked into the mothers' room to nurse, I just stood there dumbfounded as I realized in order to feed my baby I would have to pretty much get naked at church. Needless to say it's been skirts ever since.
Thursday, August 28, 2008
A Step Away from Mom Jeans
I have noticed a trend. Once a women gets pregnant and/or has a baby she chops off her hair to a no-fuss hairstyle. I have always been a long hair girl, and vowed I would not change this self-defining characteristic once I became a mom. But, I have noticed a few matters concerning my appearance slipping as of late.