Monday, October 4, 2010
scratchy but worth it...
I am trying....really trying to get used to the idea that I no longer have to wear plain cotton shirts and the same pair of jeans everyday. After several years of just not caring due to the inevitable smear of wet crumbs from little fingers and little mouths tagging my shoulders with cookie drenched drool, it's time to break free. Starting from scratch isn't easy, and it's taking me a bit of courage to buy things that cost more than $15. So, one pair of shoes and some cool tights later, I am setting off on this new journey to become "me" again. The one problem about wearing clothes that are just shy of wearing jammies, is that your expectation of comfort is extremely high. Am I constantly shifting my jean skirt side to side because the waistline isn't familiar? yes.
Am I scratching my legs because the .00000009% of wool in them is making me itch something dreadful? oh yes yes yes... Am I thinking it would be just easier to go upstairs and put some comfy pants on? Yep.
I went upstairs this morning (after the scratching hit an all-time high) to look in the mirror, and found myself quite excited to see a woman no longer looking ready for kids to unleash their damage. (did you ever get as bad as I did? I can't tell you how many mornings I put on the same shirt the next day, noticed the milk stains on my one shoulder, and just scraped the stain off with my nails. why add more laundry?)
As a result, the comfy pants will go neatly back in their drawer, where they will remain until the kids go to sleep. (I never said I would dress this way all day...besides, how can you relax on a couch with itchy tights?)