This post should come with a header: “for fellow mommy’s eyes only” because most of my non-mom friends might judge me. Only a mother will understand this confession.
I rarely wear pants with buttons. I know, ridiculous right?? I have had an aversion to them since 2005. They are so uncomfortable.
Here’s how my life in pants has been since 2005:
Feb 2005- Nov 2005, pregnant- only comfy pants, no buttons or zippers.
Nov 2005- Dec 2006, breastfeeding- occasionally button pants, but only if i was “going out”**, which was rare because I was breastfeeding
**note, “going out” does NOT include grocery shopping, target, the mall, park or any other
place that does not serve alcoholic beverages.
Jan 2007- NOT pregnant or breastfeeding, but I still had a toddler, so who has time for buttons?!?
Feb 2007- Nov 2007- pregnant, see above
Nov 2007- Dec 2008- breastfeeding, see above
Jan 2009- April 2009- NOT pregnant or breastfeeding, but now I have TWO toddlers, come on!
May 2009- Jan 2010- pregnant, see above
Jan 2010- March 2011- breastfeeding, see above
April 2011-present: trying to rebuild my relationship with buttons
It’s a daily struggle. I want to look stylish, but yet wrangling 3 kids is hard. I now will wear pants with buttons about 45% of the time. This usually applies to pants, capris and also shorts.
Pants with buttons make me feel like I need to go on a diet.
What every mommy needs is a great pair of perfect black yoga pants. They match everything, make you look slim and allow optimum mobility while chasing 3 young kids. They are the perfect combo of “dressy” and “non-dressy”. It’s a motherhood essential. Along with a great concealer, and a love of wine.
I recently started reading the blog, Scary Mommy. Super funny and totally right on. I stumbled upon this post about the death of her perfect black yoga pants and I had tears in my eyes! For one, she’s hilarious but for two, I now know I’m not alone in my love of the slimming yoga pant! Read her post, it’s great.
I have a great pair of long black pants, which I am just starting to get to use soon. I have two pairs of capris ones that I believe have seen their last summer. I shall begin my search for some new ones soon. I am also trying to reconnect with my fashionable side. I used to have one, ya know!! It’s true. Maybe if I went out on more dates with my hubby! (this is a hint for YOU Mr. Pea!!!!)
This knee injury I swear has caused me to gain 10 lbs, I’m starting to begin to get back on track this week. Pants season is almost here, I need to get my butt in gear. Buttons are every where!
Are you Team Button or Team Yoga??