So you know how I’m totally awesome?
And how people are ALWAYS asking me, “Lauren, how do you do it?”
Okay, WHAT THE FUCK am I talking about?
I am going to start a new feature on the blog just for fun. It will be about the things I think that a mom needs to do or have to keep being the bad ass that she knows she is.
Why am I doing this? There might be some money involved. Not much money. Actually, probably none. How’s that for disclosure?
I started thinking about doing a segment on my blog about retaining your badass self after becoming a mom when I found myself shopping at Liz Claiborne. I tried on a pair of jeans that looked decent on the hanger but once I slid them on (over my shapewear, of course) I realized that I had just crossed over into mom jeans’ territory and that was not a place I wanted to be.
I put my “skinny” jeans back on (they’re skinny legged but not skinny in size. I’m still very much in plus size land), tied up my Chuck Taylors and got the hell out of there.
Was I feeling desperate for clothes that would fit my post partum body? Did I feel like I was straddling the fence between Hot Topic and Sears and had to make a choice?
No. Fuck that! FUCK THAT IN THE ASS!
I am not ready to give up on ME. I still wear my ACDC tee but maybe instead of a skull pendant around my neck I’ll wear diamonds. Can you grow up without really growing up?
I will NOT succumb to the frump. I may not wear my heels to Walmart but I’m not wearing flip flops (or worse, Crocs. You know who you are) either. I will keep getting tattoos and playing my Iron Maiden albums while folding laundry.
Motherhood has changed me but it hasn’t DEFINED me.
I am looking forward to this new segment and I hope that it will keep me thinking about what I like instead of what I SHOULD like. So look for it soon. Or don’t. #whatev