Chauffeur duties on Saturday nights have a way of spoiling date night with your spouse. Besides, if I do unintentionally embarrass my kids in public wearing baggy "Dad Pants," isn't that what dads are supposed to do? Embarrassing my teenage sons is one of the few social pleasures I have left!
I have to laugh at myself when I realize that I'm not immune to classic new mom behaviors. I found myself at Eddie Bauer and bought a pair of jeans, so my Mom Card has been signed and laminated in the most official way possible.
I fit into my self better than I ever fit into my Prague jeans. I fit into this house and this family and this story we're living of tired parents who glory in the quiet beauty of waking up beside boys who have pretzeled themselves in between us under cover of dreams.
I had the luxury of being in the generation of moms who would accompanying our kids to baby gyms but also go to our own gyms to do the crunches and pilates required to fit into the jeans now identified as "Not Your Mother's Jeans."
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