We had to leave the house today. It doesn’t happen that often because it’s always such an ordeal. And as always there were baths to be taken, noses to be de-gunked, outfits to be chosen, spit-up to be removed and bird’s nest hair to be tamed. And of course I had to get the children ready as well.
You see, Brutus had his one-year-old check up today and it has hit me that my “just had a baby” excuse for carrying around extra weight has been stretched about as far as I can stretch it. So, I had to find an outfit that camouflaged the muffin top and mommy pooch and made it look as though I’d been running marathons since he was born in order to get in shape. It was a vain attempt.
I finally decided to aim for bag-lady chic.
Now, I’m looking for a new excuse. I never had this problem after my daughter was born. No, not because I actually lost those last 15 pounds, but because I got pregnant again, and that is basically the quintessential defense for not losing weight. Unfortunately I’m not ready to go that far again to excuse away the baby weight.
I guess instead of an excuse, I should look for a solution.
Oh, alright. I’ll brainstorm for answers, just let me finish eating this last Twix from my daughter’s Halloween stash.