You know the look: messy bun, yoga pants, nursing tank. Unwashed face, but you never wear makeup anyhow. You need to brush your teeth. Your morning breath doesn’t smell as nice as your toddler’s. Your eyebrows are intense and you are lucky if you’ve showered alone this week.
I’m glad my husband has it in him to still find me attractive. I am also glad that I can prioritize something other than applying fancy lip gloss every morning. I love getting all dolled up and cute as much as the next girl, but there is such comfort in knowing that my boss cares more about babywearing than my unplucked brows.
I don’t use motherhood as an excuse to “let myself go” and turn into a lazy slob with a soap opera addiction. I do get dressed every day and make three meals plus snacks in addition to household chores and WAHM stuff. But seriously. These eyebrows would never fly in an office setting. I think I lost my tweezers in the move.
If I had known how often I would wear nursing tanks I would have bought nicer ones. Same for nursing bras. I’m sick of the same old Target nursing bras over and over. Plus, they dig into my ribs. Yuck. I’m just cheap and didn’t realize this would be my uniform for 18 months (or forever).
I need a haircut. That’s why the constant bun. How do I get a haircut while corralling twins though?! Also, why can’t haircuts be free? Or why can’t my hair just grow more consistently? It’s wild back there.
Maybe I’ll get a haircut before MCMC. I’ll also get my eyebrows done. It’s kind of necessary. I can post photos of the kind of frumpy mom stuff that happens daily, but I’m wearing mascara if I go on a work trip.
You’re not the only frumpalicious one out there. I know not all of you are even remotely frumpy, but this blog post is for all you messy bun mamas who don’t put on shoes every day. You’re goddesses. Now let’s take care of these eyebrows, shall we?