Every time someone starts a story with “back in the day”, they are normally referring to a better time in their life.
Not this one. I used to consider myself a pretty average girl before my children.
I was the type to get a manicure and pedicure every 2 weeks, my hair was always done, I always had my makeup done, and I went out of my way to look nice.
All for what? I can tell you without a doubt in my mind that I am 100% happier with myself now than I was “back in the day”.
Nowadays, I call it an accomplishment if I make it out of the house dressed decently.
Not that becoming a mom gives me an excuse to be a hot mess… its just that my priorities have changed (like more sleep and getting out of the house without my children throwing a tantrum because I wanted to curl my hair).
This is the new me and I am embracing her. Quite frankly I just don’t care what random people think.
Why should I when I have the most important people in my life who think I’m “the most beautiful mommy in the world” even in my pajamas. Now don’t get me wrong, I do still try, I just don’t put as much effort as before. As long as my children look nice… then all is well.
So the next time you run into a mom who probably could’ve used a bit more makeup, a mom who could’ve put more effort into her hair… give her a smile because you just don’t know how crazy her day may have been before getting out in public 💙