While this shot is lovely, don’t be fooled.  My life does not always look like this.  Yesterday morning our selfie would have been one, very unflattering snapshot.

Little Man decided to take a quick spin down the driveway and around the cul de sac on his scooter-just before I drove him to school.  I was inside grabbing my cup of coffee and keys.  He came in whimpering and moaning.  His left knee had a huge abrasion and was oozing blood.  After a quick patch job with the materials I had on hand, I decided it would be best if we stopped by the nurse’s office before sending him to class.  And this is where the morning took a sharp and embarrassing turn for mom.  {My dear friend jokes with me that my stories would make great sitcom episodes.  Yesterday that was TOTALLY true!}

As I was holding his hand and walking into the school, I took a quick assessment of my appearance.  I had not changed my clothes and was wearing the clothes in which I had slept.  A pair of cropped sweats smeared with blood, a white ribbed tank top, a ratty sweatshirt that should not be allowed out of my house, and NO BRA.  Ok, let me stop for a moment.  I was not wearing a bra.  I am a girl that should never go braless.  Never.  Top that off with a pair of black Crocs, no makeup and morning breath and I was quite a sight!

To make it even more fantastic, Little Man asked if I could please walk with him to his class since he was so late.  I didn’t have the heart to say no.  There was no avoiding how horrible I looked, so I decided to just go with it.  I helped him get settled, greeted his teacher, and chatted with a few friends.

While telling the story last night at dinner, Aaron and I joked about looking my worst in public.  Little Man chimed in with an astute observation that I could look worse.  “Mom, you could have had messy hair, no clothes on, and been sick.”

Well, there’s that.



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  1. Kirsten says:

    Ha Denise, I don’t think you could ever look bad! Definately the cutest cousin I have! A daily inspiration!

  2. Jennie says:

    I agree – don’t think you could ever look bad. Although I wonder if any of the dads got a glimpse of the braless wonder? :)

  3. PIper Henry says:

    Ahhhhhhhh, yes, love you Denise!

  4. Where is June? says:

    Oh, Piper. I just needed a little breakfast on my face to round out the look! xoxo-denise

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