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Wednesday, December 08, 2010
Can you find the muffin tops?
Yet, I am panicking. Without the book I already lack focus. Ah, who am I kidding? It has little to do with the book and much to do with the fact that having a child has sucked out some of my brain. I do believe it's true. I used to be one of those people who ALWAYS had their shit together. Now, I'm lucky if I remember to wear shoes. Speaking of shoes, does anyone else have a problem where they always have to have the exact perfect shoes for an occasion, and yet the shoes also have to be practical? It's ridiculous, really. I own many, many pairs of shoes, and yet I never have the right pair to wear. In the end, I almost always go to my Converse or Vans. Which are cute but kind of predictable and, let's face it, not super comfortable. Plus, now that it's winter, they are completely impractical. So what now? What shoes can I wear when it's Chicago winter-cold outside, hard snow on the ground, and yet I want to feel kind of cute? Because these hideous monsters, which Matt has christened "Muffin Tops" disgust me every time I put them on. And yet, they are so easy, I ALWAYS put them on. Being a mom has already compromised my brain, should it compromise my style as well? Help me, Obi Wan Kenobi. You are my only hope.
PS Blogger is making it hard for me to move my pictures around my post. Otherwise, I would have relocated the shoe picture to the bottom.
I'm the author of Maternity Leave (St, Martin's Press), five teen novels (Get Well Soon, Into the Wild Nerd Yonder, Don't Stop Now, Have a Nice Day, and The F-It List, all from Feiwel and Friends), and one children's picture book, Toby and the Snowflakes (Houghton Mifflin). I am also a sugar addict.