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Sunday, June 27, 2010

yoga pants.

I recently purchased two new pairs of yoga pants. Nice soft jersey knit in grey and black.

I was disturbed at how gloriously happy this purchase made me.

Yoga pants.

From Costco.

Somehow yoga pants have become the staple wear for mommies of the infamous generation X. they are stretchy and comfy and when worn with a cute t-shirt and hip-sketcher-type shoes you can look downright presentable if you happen to run into your single/adorable/in shape former office-mate at the grocery store with two kids hanging off your leg.

“Hi! God, you look great,” you say.

“Wow, Sara, its been awhile. You, ah…your kids are so cute!”

Well, one can try, can’t one?

And here is a question for this generation of mine. Do we even do yoga?

Some of us are fanatics about it of course. But I would wager that most of us wearing yoga pants to the grocery store/playdate/everywhere-in-between probably don’t.

I do actually.

Not the sweaty kind of yoga to get oneself in shape. I do the "my-arm-is-aching-from-lugging-around-my-25lb-baby" yoga, the "i-need-to-breathe-out-bad-playdate-vibes" or "my-kid-used-marker-on-the-couch-AND-peed-on-the-floor" kind of day.

Sanity saving yoga.

I have come to think of it as hallway yoga. Our past two rentals have only had carpet in the hallway so when babycakes was in bed (FINALLY) I would sneak out to the hallway with the lights on low and stretch and breathe. I found it quite helpful too when pregnant with babycakes-the-second, hanging on to walls as I attempted to double over my big belly to stretch that damn sciatica.

I should make a workout video. You would buy it, right?

So that is what I have to say about yoga and yoga pants.

Aprons, well, I have started wearing them too. I realized as I looked down at another uncomfortably wet T-shirt after washing dishes that an apron would be handy about now. So I got one out. A blue backgrounded-sunflower-covered apron.

I look ridiculous in it.

I know I do.

In fact what prompted the facebook status update that later prompted this blog is that my husband, upon seeing me in it for the first time, totally stopped mid-sentence, looked me up and down and lost his train of thought.

I could see it on his face...“What the..?”

Even if he denies it I did momentarily see it on his face.

Up until now I have been wearing my apron in secret. Only the kids have seen it on me. Babycakes-the-second wanted one too the other day so I pulled one out, doubled it over on her fat belly and sat her up on the stool to "help" me with dishes. She was quite impressed with herself. She probably thought it was like the superhero capes that babycakes-the-first pulls on and off over his head every ten minutes.

Yes baby dear. Aprons are kinda like superhero capes.

I have embraced the apron lifestyle more and more so it was only matter of time before I actually wore one I suppose.

I bake bread.

I use cloth diapers on my babies. I even sew my own.

I buy organic.

I even brew kombucha in my basement. AND my kid actually drinks it.

Before you write me off as one of those moms (or put me on a pedestal depending on your viewpoint) it would be more honest to amend the above list slightly.

I bake my own bread…when I have time.

I use cloth diapers and sew my own….because I am cheap.

I buy organic….when I can afford it... otherwise I get my veggies from my mom’s giant-ass garden or my own little background plot, again, because I am cheap.

I do brew kombucha (kick ass if I do say so myself) but I also let my kid drink soda on occassion ("ooh, mommy, its fizzy like kombucha!" he says in wonder).

Also, to confess, my kid does love the occasional Happy Meal. (“I want a TOY!”) and I happily buy it for him. And I eat a Big Mac.

So here is my blog...regarding Kombucha-drinking, McDonalds-eating, aprons-and-yoga-pants-wearing reality. Hope you have fun.


  1. I love it! I want more... and we should hang out more often! It was so great seeing you guys last week.

  2. Very fun blog Sara. I love aprons. I think I have a pair of yoga pants....not sure exactly what they look like so I better google it to make sure i'm as cool as I think i am ;). I do Wii yoga, because I'm a yoga idiot who had to be baby stepped to learn it...but I do like it. It was recommended to me for hormone health issues I was having.
    Love your blog...keep it up!

  3. it. Seriously, how cool are the mommies of today that we can balance a Starbucks in one hand and a shopping cart in the other, all while reminding our 4-year-old that the entire world is not their toilet and to please stop pretend shooting your sister with that banana (because moms of today don't believe in violence or guns, right)? Fabulous blog idea, Sara ;-).

  4. lots of fun! i can't wait for more!!

  5. thanks all! i have got more lined up already!

    mary - totally stealing that topic. i have words to say about boys and violence (mainly, WTH??)

  6. After reading your blog for a couple of years, I decided to go back to the beginning. I wanted to see what started it all. Judging by your "about me" portion of this post, we have many similarities, which makes me feel A LOT less crazy. I consider myself a hippie... I am a home birthing (ok once, but I only have one child. That totally counts!), baby wearing, breastfeeding, garden growing, vegetable canning, placenta encapsulating, self sufficient, dirty hippie as my loving husband calls me. And I LOVE EVERY SINGLE MINUTE OF IT.

    Thank you for writing such a fun, inspirational, thought provoking blog. VIVA LA YOGA PANTS!!!!

  7. hey anonymous (i will call you viva...) this comment had me smiling and laughing out loud for an entire morning my dear viva. THANK YOU! i feel like a revolutionary! viva la aprons! viva la homebirthy crunchy dirty hippie mama-ness! ha! i love it. thanks. may the revolution grow :)yay viva!

  8. I read your latest post... I am so glad that you took it to heart and I love that my comment made you smile. Is it silly that I kind of feel famous after your last post?!?!?

    You ARE a revolutionary... you put a face and a name to what life can be. It doesn't all have to be the hustle of every day monotony. It can be simpler and more rewarding. I can be an empowered woman and still take care of my family. I don't have to choose, I can make MY own path. The "norm" doesn't matter to me. Thank YOU Sara. I promise you, I spread the revolution where ever I go!!!

    <3 Viva (<-- love that!)

  9. I love kombucha and my kids do too...but how do you make it?

  10. ah, but did you see my post on this :) it is here. and sorry about not responding so quickly. i am crappy at comments. but i like getting them! new friends! yay! welcome kristin :)

  11. I have been doing yoga since 2010. This helped me a lot to improve my immune system, decreased back pain and other problems. Help me to keep in a good health and fit. I use yoga mats and best yoga socks too. They are really good in quality. Totally non-sliped and just the way it was claimed. Very comfortable to use and wash.


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