Winter officially runs another week and a half, however, Spring is making an early appearance here in the Mid-Atlantic. According to the forecast, temperatures could climb into the upper 60’s into the mid 70’s for the next ten days at least.
All I needed was the chance of warmer weather to start prepping for Spring’s arrival. Last week I banished all my winter decor to our basement storage, started some Spring Cleaning, and my favorite – Spring shopping. I think all three kids grew at least a size since last Spring, but after some savvy online shopping, everyone should be outfitted for the warmer days ahead. I even managed to buy a couple pairs of new capris and a pair of jeans for myself.
I received the order quickly, and was excited to have a few new items for myself. First, out of the box were the jeans. I was immediately annoyed with myself for not double checking the order before checkout. Inadvertently, I ordered skinny jeans.
God damn skinny jeans. I barely pull off regular jeans. Don’t get me wrong, I haven’t crossed the line into Mom Jean territory, but I can totally see why some people go there. In a way, I long to go there too. To a place of comfort, a place with high, elastic waists (are they elastic or am I thinking maternity jeans?), deep pockets, pleated fronts, and blouses tucked in to boot. Oh, how liberating to just say, “Hey, world! I’m comfortable with who I am, and what I’m in! I’m rocking these Mom Jeans, bitches!”
Anyway, back to the Skinny Jeans.
Just for the hell of it, I stuffed my thick legs into those pants and thrust upwards with all my might.
It wasn’t pretty, people.
My cankles had muffin tops.
Before I waddled over to the computer to order my first ever pair of Mom Jeans, I quickly removed the cankle-cutting pants and tried on the capris.
By the grace of God, I’m still in the same size I was last summer, and I immediately felt rejuvenated. It’s not about how big or small you are, it’s about wearing what works for you and your body type. Skinny jeans? Not for me. Shorts? Most days, these sexy Mom legs need a little more coverage. Capris and cropped pants? Perfect.
Although they don’t cover everything. It is warmer weather, so you’re going to be showing more skin…and hair if you’re not careful.
It was then that I immediately added razors to my shopping list.
Saturday morning my husband was getting ready to leave to do the grocery shopping and I made sure to mention not to forget the razors.
“Joe, seriously. The razors. I need them bad. I’m like a Mama Grizzly.” I said walking behind him.
“Yeah, I know,” he replied.
“Please don’t get me something cheap either. I need something serious to take care of these winter legs. Like if you see a brand called Mama Grizzley, buy them.”
“I’m sure I can handle buying you a razor, Susan. Although it might take more than that on what you’ve got going on…”
So my dear husband went to the store and returned home with something to help me get rid of my leg’s winter coat. As he handed it over, I was given the instruction to not clog the shower, and I was encouraged to go outside and just use the hose.
So, are you ready for Spring? Leave me a comment! I love hearing from you!
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