Only six more days of going to "work."
And of all the anxieties about my transition (back, I should say) to Stay at Home Parentdom, none is so pressing in my mind at this: what do I wear to my new job?
Do I even bother to change out of my pajamas?
Or do i just wear my clothes to bed?
I do live in the East Bay, after all, so I imagine I can pull off that just back from yoga class, hot of the treadmill, took my dog for a sunrise hike kind of look. Comfortable, but put together.
I just need a few essential pieces.
1. The Yoga Pant
When I was pregnant, both times, I wore yoga pants to teach and to the church wear I work. A good pair, made not to fade can give the appearance of a nice pair of pants. If you don't look too closely. These are the only acceptable form of stretchy pants to be worn in public. As such, I plan on embracing them to the maximum.
2. The Dressy Hoodie
These are overpriced swaths of material, which can be fitted or baggy. They say: "I got dressed this morning! And brushed my teeth." Even if you didn't.
3. The Fitted Fleece
For those chilly morning jogs that I'll pretend I took. MUST be fitted. A baggy fleece won't do to achieve the illusion of svelte discipline and attention to one's physique.
4. The Blingy Running Shoe
Brightly colored running shoes are the showpiece of the Momdrobe. Peacocking at it's best. These fancy shoes tell the world of your plight. That you spend all day running around chasing children, wiping butts, trudging through the battlefield of Left on the Floor Legos and shards of broken glass your toddler likes to eat. The best part, you don't *actually* have to "go running" in them!
Or, there's always the great, old standby, the muu muu:
Clearly, I have many important decisions and considerations before me. Please pray for me as I continue to grapple with this and other important questions, such as: if we walk to McDonald's, does it still count as fast food? And to what degree are fruit snacks really fruit? Or is there a statute of limitations on showering?