Yesterday afternoon: 80+ degrees and my boys want to go play on the beach.
So, I started to put on an appropriate “mom at the beach” outfit.
And flashed back to my 24 year-old self.
My hottest self.
She would get ready for the beach by throwing on her tiniest bikini, sunglasses, and a pair of flip-flops. She would have grabbed a towel, a book, and a drink, and been out the door.
And she would have thought she was the hottest thing out there.
She wouldn’t have been concerned about wobbly bits or cellulite or what anyone else thought of her.
My 32 year-old mom-to-three thinks differently these days.
But, then I remembered a post that I was supposed to write after I got back in from the beach.
You see, my bloggy sister is on a mission to Bring Mom Sexy Back.
Mom Sexy– it might be different than how we used to view sexy, but it’s sexy all the same.
Like 40 is the new 30, Mom Sexy is the new sexy. It’s about confidence and not letting being a mom stop you from being a rockstar.
I was all excited about her idea and was going to write about how I can still be sexy as a mom of three, despite not having that same figure that I had back when I was young and hot.
I’m still hot.
But, how could I write that if I went out on the beach in my mumu? Okay, I don’t really own a mumu. But, close enough.
So, I dug around and found a pair of what Hubs calls “booty shorts” and a halter top. After all, it’s 80+ degrees and it’s the beach.
And I headed out to the beach to play in the sand with my boys.
My boys who decided that it was warm enough to play in the breaking waves.
And so, this mom, with her “mommy tummy,” wobbly arms, and thighs that touch, laughed and ran and chased her little boys through the waves, with no thought to the people passing by or sitting on the sand.
And, that’s Mom Sexy.
That 24 year-old? She probably would have gone out with some guy she met on the beach.
This mom? She tucked her little men into bed, poured a glass of wine, and waited for her husband to come home from work.
And that’s Mom Sexy, too.
The Mommyologist is starting a revolution! On the last Monday of every month, she’ll put up a linky, encouraging us all to Bring Mom Sexy Back. AND she’ll name someone the Mom Sexy Blogger of the Month. This month, it’s ME. Go check out her blog for more details!
Are you Mom Sexy?