Remember Fergie’s song a few years ago?
I remember, so clearly, Mia sing-spelling that a few summers back.
It was one of “our songs” that we had numerous dance parties to.
And Fergie obviously wrote the lyrics after spending the day with a Mom of three little girls.
This life is so glamorous!
Today I was talking to my sister Maggie on the phone I realized just how much I put
myself on the back burner.
How difficult it is to spend money on myself or
put myself before my girls.
I think this is one of ultra-glamorous aspects of being a Mom, along with the fact that
I am not a millionaire.
I’m sure that would change things a bit, but not much.
I still don’t think I could just go out and get new things all the time.
That is tough for me. It always has been. I am a saver.
So today I’d like to share the Top 4 ways you can tell that I put my kids (and bills) first:
1. My flat iron (aka straightener as I still call it from the 90’s) is literally from the 90’s.
It is one that I used in college. Which was late 90’s and early 2000’s.
Who doesn’t buy themselves a new flat iron after 10 years?
Especially when only ONE side gets hot!
If I don’t get a new flat iron I’m going to go crazy.
2. My cell phone is horrifying.
It only lasts 5 minutes before shutting off.
Then I can only use it while it’s charging.
Being connected to the wall with 3 kids running around is tough, take it from me.
Also, my trendy “Razor,” is chipped and scratched beyond belief.
I need a new phone so badly.
3. My running shoes have totally surpassed the 500 requested miles that they say
is the average when you should get a new pair.
I have had them for at least 3 years now. The plastic Nike “swoops” have fallen off.
I need new running shoes big time.
4. My hair is definitely in need of a blonding session.
Like two weeks ago.
If only I had a few hours to get that done on top of all the other daily requirements
of being a Mom.
I see people who are able to just hop in the car, walk into a store and
get a new phone or flat iron anytime they’d like.
The never have to WANT for anything.
A new iPod, sure!
The latest and greatest Blu-Ray player, they’ll take one!
(We don’t even OWN a Blu-Ray player…. is that how you spell it?!)
This is so different from our life right now.
I can not spend money of myself very easily.
The day I became a mom, my children’s needs automatically came first.
Who cares if I have a flat iron or a cell phone that works.
At least I have everyday with my girls and our memories that will last forever.
No cell phone or pair of shoes can say that!