I know it is two weeks after Halloween. I have been sitting on this story for over 2 weeks. Because really, it is kind of embarrassing. However, I will admit that I too am human. If I can tell embarrassing stories about my kids, I can rat myself out once in a while.
My Mom is super crafty. She can sew like no other. And better than that, she will do it when I ask her. Seven years ago she made Sultana a monkey costume. Cutest thing you ever saw. Then she sewed my brother a full monkey suit. I pouted and got a monkey “hat” and tail. Which is all she had the material for and all I really wanted. So EVERY Halloween I pull out the hat and tail and wear them up to my kids school to help out in the classroom. Only it’s my preschoolers Halloween party and it isn’t the actually day. It is the 29th. After my time is done helping in the class I have just enough time to run into the grocery store before I have to get the girls off the bus. I take off my monkey hat and run into the store.
There were several guys who were checking me out! Like I-caught-them-looking-and-they-still-smiled-at-me checking me out. I am feeling good about myself. I haven’t been checked out in a long time. Not since last fall when a guy (also at the grocery store. I need to get out more!) commented on my wine selection and offered to help me drink it. (Now that I am reflecting, maybe he just wanted my wine.) So I am floating on cloud nine. I’m not going anywhere. I do love my husband. Our marriage is secure. But it feels good to know that I am attractive. And that some one other than the man who ruined my body with 3 kids will notice me.
Then I return to my minivan, drive home and get my kids off the bus. At which point Sass says “Are you going to put the hat back on too?” I am still wearing that dang tail. Those guys weren’t checking me out. Well, they were but because I had a monkey tail safety pinned onto my jeans.
Last month I introduced you to a friend of mine. A fellow Mommy-Blogger. She made a post called Desiring to be Desired. I read it and she really hit the nail on the head. I hope you enjoy her blog as much as I enjoy her friendship.