I saw the above picture & it made me smile because A) the woman in picture (AKA-Angelina Jolie) is pretending to push one of my very most favorite items, which happens to be the most expensive accessory that I own and B) she is wearing high heels while being a faux stroller pusher.
Spending the money on that most expensive accessory that I own was easily justified because it goes with everything & gets much use. Plus do you notice what a fine piece of stroller it is? It's not just any stroller, it happens to be the most heavy duty beautiful and magical RunAbout riga madu stroller ru (or just RunAbout for short). I love it & if your into attention getting than this is the stroller is for you.
P.S. - As soon as I am done with this stroller I will gladly donate it to another mother in need.
P.S.S - Ok so let's be honest it's kind of a love hate relationship I have with that big blue beast. Doesn't fit in my car you know unless I get me a hitch.
Speaking of high heels.....do you know what I was faced to realize the other day?
My ratio of high heel shoes to comfy flats are probably 40:3. It's that way because I went from corporate dress code to the instant Mom code of 5 in 2.5 years flat & my identity lies within many of those high heel shoes. Really I wore high heels until I went on bedrest with the twins 1 month before they were born. People thought I was crazy but what they didn't seem to understand was that my heels and I worked rather well together. Really I think my friends would have thought something was wrong with me if I showed up in anything but. I don't think I have ever consciensly dealt with this little issue with my shoes & I, but now that I have finally processed it I do believe the wall that I have put up in reference to flats is ready to be torn down & I feel good about it. I can finally clearly see myself in flats and not be afraid of losing myself.
Motherhood is kind of a crazy balancing act because you have to really appreciate all that you are gaining all while you're losing a little @ the same time. If you gain too much motherhood you may lose too much individualhood but if you gain just the right amounts of both they compliment each other & you become quite a powerful product (I have to keep reminding myself of that). There has to be both give and take (mostly give though) factored into the equation because you can only live so long on the take take take road before the oil in the lamp has run dry.
If you look closely in the picture below you will notice 2 of my 4 pairs of flats. You will also notice that they happen to be an offering to my Mom who apparently can push a stroller in high heels...very talented. That's my Momma! She usually doesn't push strollers all dressed up but came over to surprise us as we headed out the door for our Sunday walk. Good thing we pretty much have the same size shoe.
And finally an ode to a couple of my greenies. I'll never stop loving you and you really know how to spice up my favorite white dress.