Today was Breakfast with Moms at our elementary school. Unlike most of my mornings where I literally roll out of bed and throw on the same saw-dust covered jeans I wore yesterday, I really tried today! The hair was done, make-up on, and I even had on a dress for pete sake. (NOTE: Only one toenail had one of my Lee Press-on Toenails so the rest looked like crap but no one looks down there really, right?).
I had one of those ah-ha moments Oprah talks about as I'm lined up with about a thousand other moms and kids waiting for the mini-muffin and one of the other moms very nicely said,"I didn't even recognize you." And there it was. I wouldn't have really thought much about it except that the day before, a dad I know said basically the same thing. SHEESH, people, really? Do I REALLY look that different without my hair done and make-up on? I always thought that by wearing my sunglasses, it masked the fact that I had no make-up on, was wearing clothes stained with wood stain, and my hair was in a pony tail. Who knew I could be so wrong?!?
I think I've got two choices here. I can really take it all to heart and get more dressed up during the day or I can just go on doing what I always do. The more I think about it, the more I think that looking like a construction worker while picking up my kids at school is the way to go. Then, when I do dress up and no one recognizes me, I'll just act like I'm someone else...who can't believe moms have the nerve to come pick up their kids looking like construction workers...or with foils in their hair.
This is gonna be SOOOO FUN!