I used to be a very shy person who was sensitive to how I looked and how I was perceived. And then I became a mom.
As a mom, I have spent entire days in a shirt with spit up shoulders. I have loudly sung happy birthday, at restaurants, in my not so good voice. I've discussed potty in public. And this is just the beginning.
It is funny how a person can suddenly change. My level of "I just don't care" seems to have risen to a healthy level.
Just this weekend I found myself doing made up yoga poses in a public parking lot.
HEB offers free kid's yoga each month. There was some sort of mix up this weekend and no instructor showed up. But we were there and I had kids who wanted to do yoga.
One other mother and I decided that we could certainly do our own yoga class on the HEB sidewalk. Neither of us actually knew any yoga poses, but we were doing some darn good superman, spider man, tree and flamingo poses.
It was a good 10 minutes in that we realized we were getting some smiles and questioning looks from the patrons. But this just made us smile.
My kids seems to have put things into perspective for me. A dozen curious HEB shoppers is nothing compared to 3 sad kids that missed out on yoga class.
I am sure glad I'm now the mom that just doesn't care about things that don't matter.
So, what funny mom thing have you done today?