I had a mom comment recently at school drop off that I was one of those moms who is always in exercise clothes. At first I felt a bit defensive, but then I realized that it just says something about my priorities.
I’m “that mom” who drops off her kids, dressed to go running. I’m also “that mom” who shows up fresh out of the shower or, better yet, still dripping sweat from a run. I’m “that mom” whose hair is always up in a ponytail. I’m “that mom” who never seems to have makeup on, or it’s on, but half sweated off. I’m “that mom” who’s much more concerned about her physical fitness than her physical appearance.
So, as long as being “that mom” allows me to
- get a workout in every day
- throw in the occasional “extra” mile
- take a yoga class at the spur of the moment
- get my paid job done
- get all my “chores” done
- sleep an extra hour (oops, now you know my real reason)
I’m gonna be “that mom” and I’m going to be proud of it.
is infinitely better than this
99% of the time.
(And I love the shock factor when I do actually clean up LOL)