Before I became one, I always wondered why moms found it SO hard to find the time to take a shower, make a meal, brush their teeth, wear anything other than pj’s all day long, the list goes on…
Well, now that I’ve joined the “hood” I’m kicking myself in my postpartum behind because I FINALLY get it! I HAVE forgotten to brush my teeth, I’ve eaten tuna out of a can and let my leg hair grow way to long (Oops! Did I say that out loud?!). If I don’t need to leave the house that means I usually stay in my pj’s all day long (the reason why some of you might be wondering why I NEVER answer the door if you stop by unannounced) and by the way, I’m not talking about pretty-looking pj’s…I’m talking about mis-matched, over-worn, stretched out pj’s!
When I DO leave the house it’s either to go to the gym or run errands and my hair is almost always pulled back in a ponytail!
My guesstimate is that pre-baby (from about 36 weeks) until a few weeks ago my hair looked like this 90% of the time:
I feel like I know that I’ve been in a postpartum rut lately-waking up to Groundhog Day, EVERY day will do that to you! So, what better way to get out of it than to get a makeover (except I can’t afford to go on a shopping spree with my so-called “wage” from unemployment, and I sure as hell can’t call Stacy and Clinton from What Not To Wear!) So here it is, my crazy life-changing mommy makeover…BANGS!
I’m not usually adventurous with my hair so bangs are a BIG change for me! My hair evolution has been pretty uneventful. I’ve gone short a few times and I’ve had full-on bangs only once before (and that was ages ago!).
Back in the antepartum days when I had time to dry AND style my hair it often looked like this:
A few years ago I went really “crazy” and got it chopped off! For those of you who know me the “mushroom-top” (for those of you who don’t, just think muffin-top) cut that I had back in high school does not count in my hairstyle memorabilia! (WHY, oh why, were thinning shears not invented back then?!)
Here is my most recent bob “sans mushroom-top!”
Please try to focus on the hairstyle here and NOT the stunning panorama of the Amalfi Coast!
So, I’ve been feeling compelled to make a change lately and against my husbands’ wishes I decided to get bangs (even though he has very bluntly stated that he
hates dislikes them on me and has openly sworn that if I ever get bangs again he is on the first plane back to Italy!)
Well, I did it…and for the record, he’s still here.
Soooo, how do I look?!
My little girl just LOVES mommy’s bangs!
Basically, the point of this post was to prove my husband wrong (or maybe not-and if so, I will NEVER hear the end of it!).
So I ask YOU, my faithful followers, are my bangs a HIT or a MISS? No offense will be taken by your (hopefully polite) comments
seeing that 80% of the people I have asked in the past apparently think I look “awful” with bangs! so feel free to be honest (but not brutally honest!).
Your opinion could decide the fate of bangs on me forever so please SHARE it!