Superficial Saturday. One day a week. That’s all. Just one day. I’m allowing myself this one day to do two things. 1) To be judgey. Because we’re all a little judgey at times right? Even if it’s just inside our heads, we do look at other people and giggle at something they are wearing or doing (right? It’s not just me is it?) I used to be worse. But my mister-nice-guy husband has made me less obnoxious. So I keep comments to myself – for the most part. I’m sure there are some people out there laughing at me for something I’m wearing or rolling their eyes at the MESS inside my car or shaking their heads that I drive a big SUV even though it’s terrible for the environment. And also on this Superficial Saturday, 2) I will allow myself to talk about the “things” I wish I had. Even if I don’t need them. Even if I should feel lucky for all I DO have. There are still things that I see that I sit and stare at, keep pulling up on the computer, keep talking about that I’d like in my possession. Most of them are not practical. Most are too expensive. But if all was right in the world, they’d be mine.
1.I saw someone wearing this shirt. I would have taken a picture of him but he probably would have thought I was taking his picture because I thought he was so good looking. People who wear shirts like this need to find new friends who will tell them NOT to wear shirts like this.
4. Shopping cart seat covers for kids. Ok, I’m only putting this because moms with these make me feel like a terrible mother for NOT having one. I keep meaning to buy one but always forget and every time I put hannah or Luke in the seat without one I know I’m doing them a disservice and then I see “perfect mommy” strolling her child all protected and without grimy germs surrounding them and I feel annoyed. And judgey. Especially when Luke has his mouth on the handlebar as the other moms pass me by.
5. I am very judgey about people’s choice of clothing and accessories at the gym. Are sunglasses necessary while working out inside? We live in Connecticut people, there are no paparazzi to be concerned about. And I WILL roll my eyes at you (and you’ll see me doing this because I am NOT wearing sunglasses) if you’re wearing a cowboy hat, loafers, jeans, work boots, or flip flops. And yes, I have seen all of these at my gym and I don’t get it. And I wonder if they look at me in my workout clothes and think to themselves, “how passe of her to be wearing jogging shorts and a t-shirt. Boy what I could do with a fashion make-over for her!”. But I don’t think so.
Note the flower petals floating on top of the water. Yeah, I need those too. And the rolled up towels and spritzer bottles… those are necessary. I think I’ll have “made it” when I look outside my window and see that. Priorities people. This is one of them.