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Then there are other areas where I don't quite know where I fit. Fashion is a major one. I do NOT want to be one of those Moms who dresses (or tries to dress) like a 20 year old. For the record, my 14 year old son calls those the "fancy Moms" and not in a flattering "fancy" kind of way... Yes, I can still get into most of the 20 year old wear but, frankly, that look just doesn't quite fly anymore. On the other hand, I am not ready for geriatric wear either. The thing I find most frustrating when shopping is that most petite departments seem to think if you are not a Junior, but are petite, you want to dress like you are 90! WHAT is that about???
Also, (like it or not) I can't seem to wear the heels I used to wear daily. This has been a big source of stress!!! For what ever reason, the balls of my feet and one of my knees seem to launch all kinds of complaints when I try to pull that off. So this year I have bought several pairs of flats. I do like them and have tried to make sure they were really cute...but I still struggle with not wearing heels. That little voice in my heads seems to taunt me with "I thought YOU would always wear heels...blah...blah...blah." I don't want to be condemned to the land of ugly, prison guard shoes.
So, if you are looking for me at the mall you may find me wandering around with a vague look on my face trying to find something to wear that falls somewhere between the low rider jeans, duck embroidered sweatshirts and yoga pants.....