The Mom Bun

Is it just me, or does it seem like the older we get, the less we care about how we look?

I can remember when I was a teenager, I wouldn’t be caught dead in public without my hair and make up done.

“Someone might see me!” Why did I care so much about what people thought about me?

Do I care less now because I am married? My husband doesn’t care what I look like, right? And since I have a husband now, I don’t have anyone to impress, so why bother?

Maybe it is because I have kids. Let’s be real. I am a lot more tired now that I have kids. I just don’t have the time or energy to get ready every day.

And maybe as I got older, I also realized that looks aren’t always important.

But, aside from that fact that I am a mom, I am tired, and honestly just don’t care anymore, I literally don’t want attention from anyone either. I feel like doing my hair and makeup would draw more attention to me than it would if I just look like a random, non-important person.

If I can go out in public and fly under the radar, I am happy! Is that bad?

“Don’t talk to me, I just want to do what I need to do and get back home.”

But seriously, I was that person that would put makeup on just to go camping or even just to go swimming. WHY?! Literally no one cares what you look like when you’re camping. You are in the middle of the woods! Most of the time I wouldn’t even come in contact with other people while camping. Not one single person ever saw my makeup.

And why put makeup on JUST TO GET INTO WATER? It is all going to rub off anyway! Why did I want to spend all of that time to put all of that makeup on, just to have mascara running down my face? So stupid, right? That probably looked worse than me without makeup on!

WHY WAS I LIKE THIS?! Oh man, I was the worst.

But now?

I will walk out of this house with one of those weird, careless mom buns, no makeup, a baggy t-shirt (that is usually my husbands), and some pants. Heck, sometimes I even rock some sweatpants. Moms, you know what I am talking about. You probably have your hair in some weird mom bun right now! (I do).

My husband often asks me (jokingly) if I am going to the store “looking like that.”

YUP! I sure am! No shame. No shame at all.

Now, of course if we are going somewhere that is a little more important, say for dinner or something, I will put some effort into it. But a grocery store? Pshh. Watch out Wal-Mart, because I am showing off my true self! I am probably in one of those typical “People of Wal-Mart” pictures.

But you know, I feel like women should feel more comfortable without their hair and makeup done. Why do we always have to look like we are put together?

I know that I speak for most moms when I say that we are definitely NOT always put together!

Men will throw on a hat, a baggy t-shirt, and whatever pants that they can find, and call it a day. At least that is what my husband does. I am assuming a lot of other hubbys do the same.

So I say rock your natural look!

Skip the makeup, throw your hair up in that mom bun, and go run those errands!

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