Why Can’t I Look Cute?

I am a slob. Especially compared to my son. I throw on jeans and a t-shirt and call myself dressed 99% of the time. It’s a wonder I can get Alex dressed so well every day when I can’t manage to find a single nice outfit for myself. His clothes selection is amazing, from over 15 polo shirts and 8 pairs of jeans, to multiple jackets and converse sneakers (in navy). Everything is teeny tiny so it’s 100 times cuter than on an adult.

Needless to say, in comparison I always look like crap. Utter crap. Even on the days when I try to get dressed up, when I blow dry my hair and put on make up, I still look like I just can’t get it together. I do my best to look cute, to look like I care about what I look like. (You know, I secretly desire to be a MILF. Shhh. Don’t tell!) When you can’t fit into 3/4 of your clothes, though, you have problem numero uno. When you find something to put on, but you have to compete with a baby wearing an adorable hat and shorts that match, you have problem numero dos. And numero dos is a big problem.

But how can I compete?

"Smile for the camera!"

Happy with daddy


How can you not love a teeny tiny polo? Or teeny tiny Converses? Seriously, this kid has it made in the style department. Here I am, not quite a slob but definitely not looking my best, next to him, wearing his Rugby Polo:

Mama and Baby

Although, to be honest, he isn’t always well dressed. Take yesterday morning for example:

Who needs pants and a pair of socks?

No pants and only one sock and he still beat me on the cuteness factor. Not much can compete with a baby, I’ve learned.

6 thoughts on “Why Can’t I Look Cute?

  1. Ever since I started having babies, I have been beaten hands down in the wardrobe department because I have a MIL who loves to shop for the grandkids.
    Yep, I can’t compete with their clothes!
    Oh well!

  2. Well since I have about one pair of jeans that fit me that I have to wear every single day, it’s not too hard for my daughter to beat me with her bazillions of choices for adorable outfits!

  3. I am with you on that one. I seem to blow the hair and put the makeup on but I still look horrible. Kids just end up looking so cute because their clothes and bodies are tiny. Are we allowed to shrink?

  4. Oh … my girls have an AMAZING wardrobe – yet they grab for their ‘play clothes’ before church, or before a family picnic. You know the ones, stained and rather icky looking – to be used for extremely MUDDY days or PAINTING crafty days.

    Oh … I’m so gonna blog about this … I have so much to say on this subject! thanks for the idea today … have been lacking in creativity lately.

  5. I hate to tell you, it doesn’t get any better. I just went and spent a small fortune at Janie & Jack for mine yesterday. I gave up coloring my hair for his designer duds. And, I only shop at Target these days. Yet, he’s in Ralph Lauren almost 24/7.

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