While I usually try to look my best, I admit that when people see me, I more than likely am sporting the busy mom look. Pony tail, minimal makeup (if any at all), t-shirts, flip flops, etc. I met HF's FTO today. I packed a picnic dinner and took the kids to a park that has a duck pond. I called HF to tell him where we were. A few minutes later, he rolled up with his FTO (Luke shouted, "Daddy's home!" when he saw HF). As they were approaching, my smile momentarily faded as I thought, "Crap! What do I look like right now?!" I quickly did a mental checklist. Makeup? Check. Cute outfit? Check. Shaved legs since I'm wearing a short skirt? Check- thank goodness. I didn't want to have the tired and no-time-for-a-shower-mom look when first meeting his FTO.
This probably wouldn't be such an issue to me right now if it weren't for two things:
- I am a tired mom that usually doesn't have time to take a shower and usually my t-shirts are adorned with applesauce and squash by the middle of the day!
- HF is in the middle of FTO and I know it's important to him right now thateverything be perfect with his appearance and performance. I mean, the guy gets his hair cut every Tuesday at an old school barbershop for crying out loud.
When he's done with FTO, hopefully I can go back to my usual sweats, greasy hair, and other nasty habits.
Sometimes I have the overwhelming urge to embarrass him by wearing something like this when we go out, but I think I'll save that for the privacy of our own home. I do think this shirt is funny though.Do you think it matters what the officer's family looks like during and/or after FTO?