My son doesn't even know that he gave it to me, but he did! He gave me the best birthday present ever simply by insisting I try on a dress that I saw at a thrift shop and said I liked! He has discovered he likes to thrift shop! And I have discovered that he is the best shopping partner EVER!! He always gives me nice compliments and he is pretty darn good at picking out clothes! He is very trendy! He makes me try them on and insists that he see every one of them. He is going to make such a good husband to a very lucky lady one day! (NO TIME SOON THOUGH!!)
I normally DESPISE shopping for clothes for myself. I constantly see things and say "I like this" but look at it and think that it will never look good on me so I end up not trying it on. When I do try on clothes, they are frumpy and ugly and I usually end up just plain mad and disgusted!! I almost never think I look good in them because I am always disgusted with my body! Too much cellulite, never toned enough, never thin enough. The typical stuff...That is why I normally shop by myself when I shop for clothes. Which, by the way, is a very rare occasion. That is why my wardrobe is so sad and I wear the same clothes over and over.
My two daughters wardrobes are quite nice. It is just so fun to shop for them because they look so cute in everything. I normally go shopping for myself but end up buying them something. They have so many clothes that they don't even know what all they have. It's pathetic, I know, but I am sure there are other moms out there that can relate!
Back to the point of this post! My son insisted I try on this dress I mentioned (among others), but when I tried it on, I felt beautiful and sexy! He referred to it as "you look like a hoochie mama"! (He did not like the dress) But at that moment, I didn't care. I was buying that dress for me to wear for my husband on some unknown occasion in the future. It was my 35th birthday and the realization that I was now considered "advanced maternal age" in the medical world (ie. I now have old eggs) hit me like a ton of bricks. Because inside I still feel like I am 18, but my body doesn't feel like it!
I have 10 pounds to go to my goal weight to get back to where I was last year. And I have A LOT of toning to do. But this is me in the hoochie mama dress that I bought for $1.60 at a thrift shop. Who would've known that trying on a dress with the encouragement of my son, would impact me so positively on a day that I didn't really want to even acknowledge? My birthday, the day that was created to let us know we are getting older? But it did, and he did, and he didn't even know it. Thank you my dear son! xo