Last week, I came home from work and saw my cousin who hadn’t seen me in a while. She noticeably stared as I took off my coat to reveal my skirt and black, knee-high boots. She hasn’t seen me dress up in a few years. Fast forward to this past weekend, as I slipped on my Mommy Uniform. It felt so foreign wearing my old yoga pants and long sleeve Tee. Just this summer, I wore my mommy uniform on pretty much a daily basis.
It’s funny how quickly you get caught up, nearly lost, in the day-to-day activities of being a mom that you forget what it’s like to be you. A mommy blogger I follow, Kalley, wrote about this the other day on her blog- Blogging While Nursing. She talked about the importance of feeling like a woman again.
Last night, my boyfriend and I watched the movie Crazy Stupid Love. Steve Carrell’s character basically comes to the realization that he’s forgotten how to be a man/husband/lover. Forgetting who he was created some serious trouble in his family life.
My question for you moms and dads is Who are you? How do you keep remembering who that person is, while you’re pulling gum out of your four-year old’s hair or wiping your toddler’s butt or telling your eight year old to pick up their coat for the 20th time? Tell me your tried and true tricks for staying you.