Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Sophistocation

The other day I was picking the girls up from daycare and one of the other infant moms came in Sarah's room to get her offspring. She was extremely well put together. She wore a lovely suit, light pink with brown accents. She looked pressed and neat and busy and important. She could not possibly consider removing her blue tooth earpiece prior to entering the center to get the child she hadn't seen all day. When I walked in that day I felt pretty good, but upon seeing her, I began to feel like a frumpy mess of a person. How does she look like that at 5:30PM? And do the fruits of her loins ever look like this?

Probably not. The thing is, and I was worried motherhood might have this effect on me, I don't really care. I might wistfully long to be a more well arranged figure in the world for a few minutes, but really, I just want to come home and kick around in old comfy clothes and let my kids slather teething biscuit all over the place or run around bottomless. I'm not even sure it's motherhood that's made me this way. There's an excellent chance I'm just a little bit lazy.

5 comments:

Delphi said...

I often have this experience after watching What Not to Wear. But I like my comfy crappy clothes with holes. I do occasionally wish I had one or two put together things for special occasions. It's like the make-up thing. To be comfy and happy but have the know how to clean up real good when needed.

RFKeith said...

I have a bluetooth earpiece. I never use it. I put it on once and felt like a complete tool. If you could follow that chcik around for an hour, you'd be totally over any wistfulness. I bet her kids don't think their mom rocks like yours do.

Anni said...

Yeah, me and Ben always laugh at the bluetooth guys running around the airport (that's the only place we really ever see them).

Kicking N. Screaming said...

Well thanks. I feel better. Which is good because I'm working from home today and I DEFINITELY can't be compelled to put a lot of effort into my ensemble under these conditions.

Anni said...

I'm working at home, too. I made myself shower and get dressed and everything, but so far I still haven't made myself grade this big stack of papers.... We're having a lovely "winter mix" -- rain on top of snow mixed with some ice. And it's our "spring break." Like hell I'm walking up to my office...