Mommy Hangin' On

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Thursday, July 28, 2011

The Mom Suit

"I got a mom suit," my sister reported, resigned to the fact that her bikini days have passed, or least put indefinitely on hold.  She was talking about her new summer bathing suit. 

We can kid ourselves into thinking that it's "retro", or that we're rocking the '50's pinup style...

It's still a mom suit. 

There comes a time when all moms realize that for one reason or another, the mom suit is necessary. 
Most common reasons for having the epiphany:

1.  The bod calls for it.  The stomach is in no way ready to have the light of day cast upon it.  How horrifying it would be if a saggy boob might slip its way into the sun.

2.  Your child may cause you to be arrested for indecent exposure.  No matter the age, young children seem compelled to pull at the straps, or are just curious to see what's in those padded support cups.

Don't feel that you need to run to the granny section right away, there are some cute options out there.


Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Quote of the Week

Lucy: "Daddy, do princesses pick their noses?"

Daddy:  "No."

Lucy: "I don't think I'll be a princess today."

Saturday, July 16, 2011


It wasn't so long ago that I had, perhaps, unusually high expectations when making plans for long weekends and vacations.  I would spend lots of time planning, shopping, and generally prepping for these times.  Vacations weren't a complete success unless I could be where I wanted to go and could wear what I wanted to wear and be with whom I wanted to be with.

This past week, I've spent a lot of time hanging with the girls doing things that, in the past, I wouldn't have found especially interesting, and certainly not relaxing... and I've had the absolute best time.  It's amazing how the simplest things seems to be the best.

Nowadays, having a good time means watching the girls have a good time, regardless of my own comfort.  Of course, having a stack of my favorite magazines makes it even better.  I can at least enjoy fantasizing about the vacation of my dreams.  I must be growing up...   

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Sometimes you resort to this...

Now that summer is officially here, I'm getting a severe case of the doldrums.  Not accustomed to being with the little ones all day, my patience has been wearing a bit thin. 

I've tried all kinds of things to keep us busy.

Running out of ideas, my eldest suggested a beauty day.  Always up for a makeover, I've sadly allowed this to happen.