Let me preface this post by stating that I am I have never been overly high maintenance nor have I been someone who updates my wardrobe every year to keep up with the latest and greatest style. I tend to wear clothes that are more classic in nature and don’t tend to draw a lot of attention to myself with clothing, jewelry or nails.
I just got a haircut and while I was there I had to laugh. It been 13 weeks since my last cut and needed to remove a medium sized dog rather than the small dog I normally have removed from my head. The conversation went something like this:
Stylist: what type of shampoo do you use?
Me: Umm, Suave
Stylist (choking slightly): What kind? For any particular hair type?
Me: Umm, I don’t know. It’s in a green bottle.
Stylist: What kind of product do you use?
Me: Just something to tame my frizz so I don’t get big headed.
At this point, she gave up. Seriously, there are certain things that I just don’t pay that close attention to. As long as my hair is clean and not sticking out at odd angles, I’m not that concerned. There was a day that I purchased expensive styling products and got pedicures on a regular basis….but that was before I was a mom. I might get highlights done twice a year if the budget allows, but find it hard to justify the expense sometimes.
There were days when I would think about paying full price for clothes, but today that really isn’t an option. Target clearance rack is perfectly acceptable and I admittedly bought a shirt at the Magic Mart during my last trip to Norton, VA. One of my co-workers cannot wait for me to wear it as she is certain that it will be obvious that it was $9.99 at Magic Mart. Maybe it will be…but I don’t really mind… I’m a mom.
And while I am a mom… I won’t be caught wearing “mom jeans.”