Saturday, October 24, 2009

Mom Pants

It's Saturday so time for more self-indulgent blogging.

I'm feeling very mom-like lately, and not in a good way. My mother gave me a pair of her pants and I took them thinking it wouldn't hurt to have an extra pair of pants. These are the pants, but in black. High waisted with a generous fit everywhere else, they aren't the type of pants I've worn before. I wore them to take Mia to her gym class on Thursday. It was nice to be able to sit down for circle time without worrying that I was practicing plumberasana. I didn't have to hold the back of my shirt down to make sure that top of my thong wasn't on display. They were so practical it felt good.

So, do I succumb to practical dressing? Lately, I'm not sure how I'm supposed to look. Like I've said before, I don't know how a thirty something mother of two should dress. I find myself wavering between wanting to dress like a 60-year-old housewife or like the teenagers I see walking to school past my house.

My mom thinks I should try on these jeans:

I have to admit, it would be such a relief to have pants that fit the body I already have, rather than the body I'm aspiring to.

Fear not, I have no intention of actually buying these pants. I'm holding out for my skinny jeans.

On a brighter note, I made some awesome ebelskiver pancakes this morning. I adapted the recipe from Williams-Sonoma. I didn't have the pancake mix so I substituted my own recipe for the batter. Mia and Dada loved them.


  1. I'm glad you blogged because I need to decompress after a day with a whole lotta family in Comfort, Tx.

    um. Burn those jeans this very second. You might want to smudge out their energy too. HA! (no offense to your lovely mom)

    Listen, I understand the jean ordeal. It's hard to find a good fit. Just yesterday I found myself at Old Navy, pleasantly surprised to find jeans (two styles) that actually fit thighs, butt, AND waist. This is usually unheard of. And they're $25.

    The sizes run ridiculously large, so you'll feel like the skinniest person to ever walk the planet. I fit into a size that is about 3 sizes smaller than my average and I'm thinking of even bumping down one more size to have some "tight" jeans on hand. Actually... they may not have a size that fits you. I'm not kidding. I don't know what the skinny girls do because Old Navy is definitely not catering to them.

    To which I say: HA! FINALLY!

    sorry. Long comment. Next week: any time for fries and gossip?

  2. Ditch the "should" and dress however a "Jen" wants to dress. You're not just a mom or just a 30-something or just anything at all, if you want. You're you for your youness! :)

  3. I second what nimcraft wrote! Be whatever you want- even if it's multi-colored hair and skinny jeans!

  4. Thanks Liz, Thanks Arwen for the encouragement. Just please, both of you, until my daughters are old enough for this, please pull me aside and tell me if I'm wearing something that is age inappropriate. I promise not to get offended if you tell me I look like I'm dressing like a grandma or a teenager.

    My mom and I have a running joke. When we see an older woman with terrible hair or unflattering clothing we say, "clearly she doesn't have a daughter" or "if she had a daughter there's no way she'd let her mother leave the house looking like that."