I'm finding it pretty hard to dress for my needs right now. I need to feel like I'm not really forty; I need to not succumb to sweat pants and forget that I still have a few pounds to lose; I need to be more than a mom; yet I need to be comfortable and flexible when I'm out with the kids. These needs are contradictory, so I'm usually a "fashion" mish-mash when I'm out (though not, I hope, as bad as it was in the months after O): stretchy jeans and a t-shirt are the norm.
I thought I was doing okay until a few weeks ago O came up behind me as I was crouching with Georgia showing her something among a group of people.
"MOM! Your bum is hanging out of your pants!! It's out!"
Much laughter from the group, and I joined in of course, horrified. It seems stretchy jeans stretch out all ways and are quite accomodating of a bum's need to be released from its confines.
So now I'm cinching up the belts, but I'm not oblivious to the fact that this succeeds in locking the lower bum in but actually encourages the upper bum (i.e., the back muffin) to escape gleefully out the top. What to do?
I guess a little more diet and exercise ("I'm a busy mom" doesn't quite cut it when it comes to actual results). That or ... the dreaded mom jeans, defined by the website StyleHog as: "Unflattering, tapered, high-waisted, pleated creations whose sole purpose is to add comfort to a woman's wardrobe, while simultaneously destroying her appearance."
As if you need a visual representation, but still, enjoy: SNL mom jeans fauxmercial.