Step 3: I’m a Mom, I Need to Be an Adult

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I think at some point Mr. V and I agreed that when we were parents, THEN we would accept the fact that we were adults. Well, that time has come.

I think all previous steps are part of my effort here. But I would also add to those things:

1. Trying to care about my appearance, especially at work. I’ve been trying to make a concentrated effort to not wear my hair in a ponytail everyday, wear make-up, and look appropriate. And maybe I will even lay aside my Pooh Bear blanket at work for a more polished model for when I am freezing.

2. Taking care of my body. This includes trying to remember to wash my face, take my make-up off, and use lotion. Not hitting up the anti-aging products yet, but I am wearing moisturizer with sunscreen during the day.

3. Be self-confident but not prideful. Being a mom has helped this!

4. Not buying impulsively. I need to use what I have in my pantry, under my sink, and in my closet instead of going out and buying new things. If I do need new things, I should try to use coupons, shop sales, or go to GoodWill. (Or, in the case of my black boots with the newly split sole, I will go to the shoe store around here that sells good brand shoes on closeout prices. I’m going tonight, if Libbie wakes up from her nap!)

I think many of these things can be summed up in taking responsibility for myself and my home. I’m not a kid, a teenager, or a college student anymore. I have a home, a family, a wonderful job. I need to take care of them and of myself.

I’m a grown-up. That kind of scares me. This moment rocked my world:

2 thoughts on “Step 3: I’m a Mom, I Need to Be an Adult

  1. It’s hard to be a grown-up. Becoming a mom has really made me see myself for what I am– all the good, bad and ugly. I’m happier with the good and more determined to change the bad and ugly. I like reading your menu plans. That’s something I really need to work on. We spent way way too much money (that we don’t have) on groceries today.

  2. Wonderful sentiment very well put.

    I'm still working on the ponytail thing but I couldn't agree more.

    I've been a mother for 14 years now and sometimes I STILL can't believe I'm the "grown up" in (co) charge around here.

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