My friend Darcy was over the other day. I was sitting on the floor with her three-year-old. So, she joined us and she laid down on the floor like this.
As she propped her head up with her hand, she raised her arm up and her shirt rolled up like a window shade, exposing her "after the baby belly". It was so obvious that I had to make fun of her. We poke fun at each other and ourselves but it’s all for laughs. She of course laughed, rolled her eyes and said, "I'm so far gone that my muffin top is a scone!" I said, "At least your belly is only from seven months ago. Mine is from seven YEARS ago!" We both got the belly giggles! Ha ha! That's the kind of friends we are.
After our gigglefest, she told me she liked my yoga pants. These pants are, of course, a standard mommy uniform. These were my best pair. They were from the Gap.
She said, "I like the way that they have a full leg, because I hate the way the ones that hug my knees and then go into bell bottoms below the knees.
"I know,” I said, “and then the fabric bunches up on the thigh because it gets caught on the knee, which then makes you have floods and exposes your comfortable-but-not-so-stylish shoes. It is okay when the pants cover the whole shoe, but not okay when the ugly shoes are fully exposed in the light of day!"
We belly giggled again.
Then we discussed holiday parties. We both said we had one that we were excited to get dressed up for. I think the difference between working moms and stay-at-home moms is that stay-at-home moms get excited to get out of yoga pants and into heels, while working moms get excited to take off the heels and put on the yoga pants. The grass is always greener!
So we discussed going to Black House White Market for something cute and festive. We talked about the fact that an outfit can be so expensive. She said, "It's too bad our parties are on the same day. Since we are the same size and have the same taste, we could otherwise buy one outfit and share it!" Genius!
She said her party was her husband’s work party, and she was excited to remind her husband that she had a sexy side after he watched her nurse their son for the past seven months. She said she had thoughts of getting dressed up and practically peeing on her husband at the party to mark her territory! She was bummed out that she didn't have a way to lose 10 pounds to make her plan even more sweet. I mean really... they can put a man on the moon but they STILL haven't come up with the "lose-ten-pounds-in-one-day-so-your-husband-notices-you" pill? People, I am telling you, if you build it, they will come!
By the end of our visit we decided until our magical pill comes out, we can either stop eating the peanut butter and jelly sandwiches we make for our kids or stick with the full-legged yoga pants. Our vote was for the yoga pants. They’re just so comfortable!