Sarah is a self-professed tom boy and refuses to wear pink.
This created a bit of a dilemma for her recently, she wanted soccer shorts and tank top from Justice and the outfit came only in pink. After a solid 24 second deliberation she decided to break her own rule and wear pink.
She wore the outfit to school the other day and on the way to school she was trying to convince herself that she was going to be ok in this newly charter territory. I feel for her, she doesn’t have the best role model with me as a mom. I do own a fitness apparel company and as such tend to spend most of my waking moments in workout clothes. That and the fact that I am a group fitness instructor. I tend to work out about two hours a day and am stinky and sweaty a great deal of time.
As she was rationalizing this in her head she said to me “its okay if I am a tom boy some of the time and dress cute every now and then”. And without taking another breath:
“I mean you look nice every now and then”.
Wow. OK. And there you have it.
In my defense, I may not look nice often but when I do I like to wear dresses and big old platform shoes. I am not a total loss.
Seriously, if my worst crime as a role model for my children is that I prefer to be sweaty, strong and physically active over cute, I can live with that.