Time flies, doesn't it? We look back on our past and wonder, "where did the time go?" It's awfully painful to see our children go from breastfeeding to reading in what seems like milliseconds in retrospect. Looking back, we see all the things we could have done differently or better (like treating our first child like we treat our third child...then they would all be wonderful and easy).
When I look back at the blur of yesterdays, one of my most heart-breaking regrets is missing the cool, long sweater coats from the winter of 2001. I was pregnant. Try as I may, I could not pull off this beautiful new fashion with me and a fetus wearing it. I did not panic or cry. Instead, I vowed I would try with all my heart to bring back the long sweater jackets the next winter. "Bring back long, cool sweater jackets with the wrap-around belt" was my 2002 new year's resolution.
However, winter 2002 blew in and NO ONE would comply with my "Bring Back the Sweater Jacket" campaign. Try as I may to talk up the sweater jacket (strategically beginning September of 2002), no one around me would wear them! I had to pull myself together and come to grips with the fact that my long-awaited coolness in a long, sweater coat with the cool wrap around belt would forever be, but a dream.
I will forever hold my loss over Hayden's head. When he's a teenager, he will not hear me say, "I was in labor for 48 hours with you, how could you....?" Oh no. He will hear, "I missed the long, cool sweater jacket trend because you were living, rent-free in my stomach"
In my opinion, one of the only perks of being done with the season of life where you allow another wonderful human being to take up residence in your belly, eat your food. and turn your body into something out of a science fiction movie, is you will never have to miss another fashion trend.
Putting the past behind us...Let's vow to look forward...and face the newest fashion frenzy head on.
Leggings are back in ladies. I believe they followed the side-pony through the fashion door we children of the 80's vowed would forever stay shut. Who left their post guarding the door? Huh? Who?
So, this post is to beseech help from the cool girls who read this blog. You know who you are. We mothers of multiples don't have time to do our homework. We hardly have time to put our clothes on, much less go figure out what's cool to wear these days. I'm positive I speak for all of us when I say, we were sure we had already been there, done that, worn the long t-shirts! Left to our own leggings demise, where our leggings ended, layered, colorful socks would begin. We would surely look like the lady above, only we would not be baring our mid-drifts...oh no...motherhood has a way of making mid-drifts resemble meatloaf.
But, we will wear leggings. Oh yes, we're going to wear them. We just need you to show us how. And be specific. We need websites and how-tos, do-it-yourself-guides and diagrams. Some of us live on very little sleep. Pictures drawn with crayons will illicit the best response. We'll put them on the refrigerator and clap for you. It's our conditioned response when we see anything drawn with Crayolas.
Today, Kirby came through for all of us...visit her blog!