Confidence is wearing a $14 dress from Costco…and rocking it.
And accessorizing with $1 shell necklaces. And old tights. (Tights that you snagged when you hoisted them up and you’re hoping that the hole doesn’t show in the meeting. P.S. Why do they make tights so short, forcing you to hoist them up in the first place??)
And adding your go-to cardigan–black, of course–and comfortable square dance shoes. I wrote about those here.
I don’t have an amazing wardrobe or sense of style.
I don’t really need either one, what with my personality, confidence, and sense of humor. Ha!
It was a day filled with cupcakes, masks, and scratchy balls.
My ten-year-old son and I adventured to the city, just the two of us. We stumbled upon a necklace in one of the shops: a colorful necklace made from scratchy wool balls. How could I say no?
Mom, you would look so pretty in this. Seriously, how could I resist?
Since then, I’ve been wearing that necklace often. It keeps my neck warm. It goes with everything. People compliment it wherever I go. Wow, cool necklace! But mostly, I smile because it reminds me of that colorful day spent with my sweet son.
Don’t shun the Internet with your children. There is a lot of good and fun out there. Partake with them.
You might be surprised at how many funny things you will seek out. And, yeah, I am a fan of slightly inappropriate material–as long as it’s funny. (See related post on how families should let loose.) If it will spur giggles and conversations with my children, then I am there.
Raising children is pretty funny, isn’t it?
And often, these little moments can turn into fun memories. As in, “Remember that funny video we watched where the Granny is shaking her boobs?” Ah, yes, I know that one! And here it is:
You just might find yourself singing along…with your kids…in the car…at the top of your lungs. Go Granny go!