So, it's so late on Sunday that it's almost Monday, but I still wanted to join http://notsuperjustmom.blogspot.com/ for Super Sunday!
Y'all, I've gotta say...I did have a Super Sunday. I knew it would be thanks to my little shopping trip last night.
The trip was supposed to be for buying Brandon some work pants, but, alas, that was not in the cards. I, however, found myself something I swore I'd never even try in a million years...
Oh, yes, you read that right. Mom of three had the guts to buy a pair of skinny jeans. And I have to say that the beauty of these is not that you have to BE skinny to wear them, but that they actually make you LOOK skinny. I'd had completely the wrong idea about them all along. First of all, they're freaking comfortable! All that stretch? Sign me up! Secondly, pair them up with some clearance-rack ballet flats that rock and a sweater you found in the closet, and you've got yourself a semi-stylish outfit. (I actually got two pairs of ballet flats, but I can only wear one pair at a time, obviously.)
So, here's my pants and awesome shoes...shiny zebra-print ballet flats! WOOT! And only $6 for the shoes! DOUBLE WOOT! (Is that even a thing?)
Now, what makes this translate into a Super Sunday is not that I got new pants and shoes, necessarily. It's that I haven't had new pants and shoes in years. Okay, I've had new maternity clothes in those years, but I don't think that quite counts somehow. They're pretty useless to me now. I literally live in jeans my step-sister graciously donated to me when she lost weight and had to buy new ones for herself, and in shirts that I've had since high school. My favorite sweater is from when I was fourteen years old, folks. That's THIRTEEN years old!
Some of you may relate to this. As a mom, I find it really hard to spend money on myself...like...ever. Even last night, I was wandering around the stores and looking at kid clothes. Things I need are never in the forefront of my mind. And you know what? Spending $30 on myself made me feel great. And wearing those new goodies today? That made me feel spectacular. For the first time in a long time, I was caring about myself. I'm pretty sure that sparkly shoes give me an extra bounce in my step.
Ahhhh...sigh of contentment.
To make this Sunday even more Super, I got to go on a photo shoot with my hubby. He works for an engineering firm by weekday, and on weeknights and weekends he does some side photography for a little extra cash. My nursling came along, of course, and here we are being happy to be out in the wonderful, warm sunshine. That's one cute baby, if I do say so myself.
Brandon, the kids, and I spent the rest of the day with his parents, sister, and nephew. We do this every Sunday, and that in itself is pretty darn super. Kids everywhere, wonderful chaos, grandparents, and food. All this equals family bliss.