Looking Good

I Have Gone Off The Deep End

Exhibit A: The Mother of All Exhibits

I am extremely worried about me.

I have unconsciously started to wear exhibit A as a staple around the house. Last night, as my husband was taking yet another video of our precious little daughter (with me in the background), I couldn’t help but focus on Exhibit A, how totally ridiculous it actually looked, and the dull-looking woman wearing it.

Dull skin. Dull hair. Dull teeth. Dull body. Dull clothes … Dulled personality.


Is this what your 40’s plus being a SAHM/new mom does to you?

WHO the heck is that woman and what has she done to meeeeeh?!! (Meltdown central)

That woman considers a day “outstanding” when she can take a quick shower and brush her teeth! She wears  ill-fitting, post-pregnancy clothes in lifeless colors, eau de spit-up and that abominable headband on hair pulled up into a boring ponytail. She has a new religion called “Practical” which requires her to look like a giant speck of dust wearing silly pink stuff on her head.

And to make matters worse, she has just discovered crafters’ paradise: AliExpress.

There is no hope for her!

(Insert substantially long wailing episode here).

Are you still reading?

(Now the neighbor’s cat is supplying second voice to her wailing. Hmmm, seems like this might take a while, the duet actually sounds interesting).

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The alien dust cloud with pink stuff on her head is walking around with a serious expression on her face. She has decided not to give up the fight. Undoubtedly she’s overwhelmed at the task before her but she takes solace in the fact that the trendline on the excel chart of her weight (because she has taken to weighing herself every day, dutifully recording it and creating a professional chart from it) has consistently been heading south. At least that!



24 thoughts on “I Have Gone Off The Deep End”

  1. Hey, don’t be so hard on yourself. Motherhood is the hardest job in the world and sometimes (ok, for about the first 18 years) it can feel overwhelming. Try to carve out a little time for yourself every day. Take care xx

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  2. I’ve never had children but know that it’s a huge disruption to life initially. Don’t be too hard on yourself and remember that your husband loves you whatever – you have delivered him the precious gift that you made together. You’ll soon have it all sorted!

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  3. As a mother of four and now grandmother of nine, I think you’re applying the wrong standards to the wearer of Exhibit A. After all, as a mother, you’re influencing the future of the world! Thanks and congratulations. The fact that you’re willing to sacrifice your own wishes for this short time is Nobility itself. Believe me, childhood really is a very short time in the grand scheme of things. Cheers!

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  4. YOU are a sweetheart. I think you are beautiful exactly as you are. 🙂 FYI, I’m taking a blogging break, it looks like. ❤ I wanted you to know because we have a regular connection. Plan to post more about it tomorrow, mostly likely. Have a beautiful Spring!! Love and blessings to you and your family, Debbie

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    1. Hey Debbie. Always a great day to see a comment from you ❤️ Thanks for your kind words. Luv you too! 😘 Thanks for letting me know about your break and, I wish you a restorative, inspiring one. Take care and hope to see you soon.


  5. I think you are going through the right emotions. No matter what, we always put our children first. And that means sometimes no showers, frumpy clothes, a little less of this and that. There is nothing wrong with it. You are a Mom ❤ And you will grow and change with your children and when you need time for yourself, take it and enjoy you. I have recently found Aliexpress for Diamond Painting, a new addictive hobby 😉 I didn't know that they had other crafts too! I will have to go back and check.

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    1. AliExpress – OMG, do not get me started! It’s a rabbit hole that I LOVE to jump into 🤩🤩 I’ve made a couple small orders to test them out already and so far, no hitches & the products are good quality. The “shop owners” are so concerned about customer satisfaction that I even get smiley faces in their communication to me 😄 I am actually a bit scared that I might decide to live there eventually 🤪 🤪

      Now what were we talking about here again …? 🤔



  6. I think it’s normal to be like that when you have young ones unless of course, you have a house full of helpers.

    Don’t be too hard on yourself.

    Our youngest is now five and I am as you described on several occasions, but one day, he said “mum you look nice” even though I didn’t think so, and that made me feel really good.

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  7. Thanks for liking my post! I read this and totally identified. I feel it’s a miracle if I get dressed and am clean and presentable for the office, and on the weekends I turn into I don’t know what. How about setting aside (or saving for) some attractive, well fitting clothes for around the house that make you feel good. I know J. Jill is very expensive but I like their stretchy slacks and paired with a colorful top and flowy jacket like the LulaRoe Lindsey can help you to feel put together and yet entirely machine washable and yet able to do mom things or run to the store without changing. And if you want to run around wearing flowers in your hair or a tiara for that matter, you go for it! I have a SAHM who likes to wear fishnets and quirky retro dresses, and put on housecoats like my late MIL used to wear for housework. I adore her look, she has a blast and her kids like it too. Anything goes really.

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    1. LOL! I agree on getting new clothes, I’m working on that at the moment. It’s just counter productive to go about frumpy when no one and nothing is forcing me to. I guess I’m just at that juncture where all of a sudden all the clothes I have don’t fit. It hit me by surprise.

      Thanks so much for visiting my blog and sharing your thoughts and suggestions ❤️


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