I am starting a new organization.
Here is what its called:
Mothers Against Looking Cute At School Drop Off
or…Malcasdo for short?
Admittedly the acronym needs some work.
Here’s the thing: I don’t want to be out of my house and seen by people at 7:30 in the morning.
More importantly, I don’t want to be out and seen by people at 7:30 in the morning after I ALSO had to get 3 boys up/fed/bundled and out the door.
Because see how my school child looks all fresh and fed and tooth-brushed and hair combed and outfit matching?
He used up all of that I had in me.
And all of the TIME that I had for all of that too.
I’m not saying that you CAN’T look cute if you want to!
But, please know that your looking cute EVERY DAY is making some of us- who felt triumphant for not wearing their robe to school- feel a little…less than ideal.
So, maybe you can look cute on holidays? Every other day? While wearing a sign that says “It’s okay! I have to look cute because I’m going to work!” or “My husband has the day off so I had help!” or “I’m just a morning person and got up early for fun!”
But for the rest of you mothers- unite with me! Lets hit that snooze button one more time (we deserve it!) and save the make-up and non-ponytailed hair for 9 am like a sane person!
This I promise you- fellow Malcasdo-ians!!
1) I will do the bare minimum (ie: I will take off my robe and put on a bra)
(unless I wear a coat- in which case the bra is OBVIOUSLY optional)
(AND unless I am just dropping off my child while staying in the car- in which case the robe is also acceptable)
Basically all I can promise is that I will cover my nakedness.
2) I would rather be sleeping.
Who’s with me?!