July 9, 2007

This Mom-ness

I'm a bit conflicted now about my reference to Mom jeans and Mom hair and the like. I love being a Mom, it's a good thing, and bottom line is that I'm a Mom and whatever hair I have is technically Mom hair. So I should just embrace my Mom-ness. I don't think I have a choice otherwise.

When did I come to this realization? Oh, maybe while I was in the grocery store today singing along to Let's Hear It For The Boy and then retorting "Because I said so." to a questioning child...

I can still wear hip jeans and have cool hair, but I can't avoid this Mom-ness.

I also can't avoid sharing this Mom Jeans video...





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42 comments:

  1. ROFL!! Those look like MY mom's jeans. I shouldn't talk though because I still dress like I'm in high school.

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  2. The video was so funny!

    I think the solution is just not to forget ourselves. Yes, I am a mom first and then everything else, and the certain amount of mom-ness is un-avoidable.

    But honestly, I think I am a better mom, when I have gotten my hair professionally colored or have a new shirt on. Not that I always have, but when I do, I defenately feel better about myself - and that's what makes me a better mom.

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  3. Heather.. yeah, I showed the video to my Mother-in-law, and I don't think she thought it was so funny "yeah, we used to wear those.."

    And I still love RL oxfords, just like in high school, LOL!

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  5. Sorry, I had to delete that last comment, I was signed in as thefm again! I really need to keep him off my laptop!! LOL

    I was saying that I crack up everytime I see that video!! Too funny!! Oh, and I guess you're right, that we have mom hair, because we're moms!!!

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  6. How did I know they were going to look like that! Thats hilarious!

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  7. There's a line, I think. I like being cute and all that, but it's no longer a real driving thing for me - we all know "hot moms", I'm sure, and they're a bit disturbing, these women who want to be sexy while chaperoning the school trip and the like. Ew!

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  8. That's a great video. I love the husband's expression. :)

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  9. That video kills me every time!!

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  10. I've always loved that video because it's SO TRUE!!

    Jane, P&B Girls

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  11. Too funny! I love that video. I think that your version of "mom jeans and hair" is very cool. It's a good line between "grown up" and fun. It's no good when moms cross over into the frumpy mom or ridiculously out of style mom look but it's also bad when they have the "I'm a Lindsay Lohan wannabe" look! So good job being a stylishly presentable, appropriate mom. :) Your boys will thank you for it later!

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  12. ha ha :)
    My most recent hair cut came out a bit too "mom hair" for my liking and I got a bit of a confused look when I described it that way to my mother in law. oops?

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  13. I remember seeing this on SNL -- LOL!!!

    I strive for being a hip mom, but I know my kids will love me all the same if I stray. :)

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  14. I remember that sketch. So funny!!

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  15. That video is hilarious! Thanks for sharing a laugh.

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  16. Wow-- I'd never seen that. HILARIOUS. I'm trying, really trying, not to go there. I think my jeans are pretty hip. BUT, I also think I'll still be wearing them ten years from now, and they won't be so hip to anyone else... except of course the moms of my generation who are likewise wearing the style of their late twenties.

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  17. I can honestly say... I own NO mom jeans ;-) although some of my jeans are a bit to low! HAHA

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  18. I saw this the first time it aired on SNL- SO FUNNY!

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  19. I am still laughing over the mom jean video!!! haha! I didn't even know there was such a thing as "real" mom jeans! ha! :)

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  20. ROFL! I will NOT succumb to Mom Jeans! IwontIwontIwont!!!

    That is just too funny.

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  21. I love "because I said so". They really don't have a come back after that!!!

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  22. I love that skit! I'm off to take care of my mom hair tomorrow.. and those jean shorts I bought at Old Navy totally looked like mom pants from the back! They have been banished from my wardrobe!

    I'm looking forward to my first "because I said so!" :)

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  23. haha, I never had heard of the term "mom jeans" before, but that video is hilarious.

    I think there's similar "dad-jeans" too though. Why isn't anybody talking about that??

    And put them on on a forties/fifties couple combined with white socks and white runners, a baseball hat and some shewing gum and there you have the stereotypical "American tourist in Europe" (this is European point of view). Sorry about that.

    So to all who reads this and plans to travel to Europe.....please don't combine too high pulled up big blue jeans with white socks and runners and a baseball hat! Please break the stereotype. We'll be gratefull.

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  24. classic! I posted that vid awhile back while bemoning my struggle to find Jeans that fit. Seriously your choices are "my butt crack is falling out" and high waisted mom jeans.

    I think when we say mom jeans/hair/whatever we are saying we don't want to be like OUR mom. You know 'cause she was such a dork. haha But no matter what jeans we are wearing our kids are going to get to an age where we are no longer cool/hip/rad/whatever the slang those whippersnappers are using these days.

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  25. That was so funny, I try hard not to be mom hair and jeans for my kids. I'm sure that don't see it that way. Thanks for the reminder haha!!

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  26. mopsy from lifenutJuly 10, 2007 6:09 AM

    No matter how hip WE think we are, our kids will think we are dorks some day. The harder I try to be hip, the dorkier I am.

    I love this video. I actually posted a link to it once, celebrating Beatrix's first pair of mom jeans. It never gets old! Unlike me.

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  27. Wow...that's scary, cause I have a pair like those...that was too funny!

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  28. OMG that is so hilarious... too funny.. do they even make them anymore??? i think so cause my mom still wears them.. hahaha.. no she has no converted to the elastic wasteband jeans.. OH god.. I am sticking to my low rise flare jeans while they are still in! :-)

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  29. Oh Steph! That's great... I'm telling you, I must say one of my biggest fears is wearing jeans to my boobs and having the legs pegged so tight that my ankles get caught off circulation.... oh - I remember some of my friend's mother's used to wear stuff like that. I love that I'm meeting all these cool, chic moms - I love it!!
    - Audrey
    Pinks & Blues Girls

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  30. Love that video!! I can totally relate as I too am going through a hair dilemma and wondering if I am to old to be cool.

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  31. When growing up all the moms wore dresses every day. They were called "housedresses" and were usually cotton shirtwaist dresses. So there were no mom jeans then. I never saw my mother in jeans. Even when I was in high school and later started teaching we wore dresses and skirts - no pants even when it was really cold. Pant suits came in during the sixties when the very short hemlines became popular. The schools started allowing pants because the skirts were too revealing. So mom jeans came in during your generation.

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  32. I remember seeing that on SNL...it was funny then and still is....oh no I have mom hair too~lol~

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  33. So, so funny! Every young mom's fear is looking like a mom. I'm returning a pair of maternity jean shorts today for that very reason... and I have a HUGE belly... that's all anyone notices anyway!

    Yes, the mom-ness creeps up on us whether we like it or not. But... I'm fighting the mom jeans and hair every step of the way!

    Thanks for the smiles!

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  34. Thanks for the laugh. I actually saw it on SNL before and I thought it was funny then too! That reminds me of my own mom!

    It really isn't so bad turning into a "mom". I'd rather be that than anything else in the world!

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  35. Loved the video! And you are not a typical mom and you can still be a cool mom!

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  36. HI Steph. How do I get and make my own link to me button like yours? Alyson.
    proudtobecountry.
    or ahunsick@yahoo.ca

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  37. Oh, I hear you (obviously, considering my blog name - speaking of which, I heard you nominated my blog name for a contest I never found at Pinks and Blues...I never saw what she was talking about, but thank you!). I got my hair cut on Saturday and the first thing I asked my husband when I walked in the door was "is it a mom haircut?" And then I spent the rest of the day talking about how to keep it from looking like a mom haircut. I think we just want to keep a little piece of our former selves intact.

    And good luck with the bangs or no bangs debate. That's a toughie.

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  38. Oh, I adore this skit by SNL. It had be blowing milk through my nose the whole time. lol

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  39. I tell myself all the time i will not turn into my mum, i swear i get closer all the time though

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