Saturday, September 11, 2010

What Happened to Being Cool...

I remember being a teenager and thinking that everything my mom did was so uncool. I would never be that uncool- I would be a cool mom when I had kids someday. I would go to the mall with my baby carriage and shop away, buying cute outfits for myself while sipping on a latte (I hate coffee but people drinking it seemed so cool to me when I was younger).

I have just come to the realization that I am not a cool mom. I am a minivan van driving soccer mom (my three year old son started soccer yesterday) and to put icing on the cake I shop the clearance racks at stores and use mass amounts of coupons- even going so far as to buy laxative products if I can make some money buying them (yes, teenage boy cashier, I am buying tampons and products that make people poop- oh and here is my massive stack of tampon and poop product coupons).

What happened to me? I used to dress in stylish clothing and had underwear that matched my bras. I used to buy CD's (how old fashioned) and read grown up books. I used to use a blow dryer, do my nails and shave my legs every day.

Now I am a mom. I wears jeans and t-shirts, have my hair up in a ponytail 24/7 and feel lucky when I can stretch my morning shower to ten minutes.

I'm not cool anymore but my husband thinks I'm perfect the way I am and my kids love me unconditionally so I would give up being cool any day to have that. Now, what to do with all of my free laxatives....


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  3. I'm with you, I'm not cool either....but but but! I'm a product testing frugal mommy, and my boys sure thinks it is great to have a mom who tests toys.

    I might be wearing a hat, pushing a stroller everywhere and wear very casual clothing, but whenever school is out, I feel like a magnet, as my son's friends gather around me, even if he is not out yet....maybe we're just a bit cool after all...

    You better get on the toy testing boat:)

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