7.03.2008

mainstream

it's inevitable. it's unavoidable. it's bound to happen. and it's happened to me. i officially fit into the category of being "mainstream." i'm not a cool mom. i'm not even a cool person.

i used to wear hip clothes. you might see something at a store and think to yourself "that is so liz." and then you wouldn't be able to resist the urge to buy it for me (thank you!). not anymore. now i wear jeans and shade shirts. maybe i'll spice it up with some fun earrings (because my ears don't get fat or saggy or dimply or leak milk). and i used to look into the future and see my kids wearing all the hippest fashions. not so-nash wears polos and dollar-store crocs and haven wears pink nearly every day.

i used to be totally into independent films. foreign films. artsy fartsy films. now if you bring over a movie with subtitles you can expect to find me sleeping within half-a-dozen minutes! it's not that i don't still appreciate that stuff, it's just that i never leave my house. i don't interact with people with vocabularies beyond the neccessary "eat, cracker, and uh-oh" type. so i'm out of the loop.

i used to be even more into music. i knew about every band before you did (unless you are dc). i went to their shows while tickets were still $5 or under at places like kilby court and everyone there was standing within a few feet of the band. and i used to wear super cute clothes when i went. i even promoted some by flyering for free! the last concert i went to was my brother's and now i listen to whatever comes up on the shuffle setting on stevie's ipod (if i listen to anything at all). and while i sure as heck love my stevie, he might be a little out of the loop too. (this might be a good time to express my hatred for the fact that stevie's ipod seems to be in love with neil young. seriously-every other song. whiney, shminey neil young!)

so what's my point here? i just wanted to say that i promise i've had my share of "she's so cool" days, but i'm now fully converted (or resigned) to being utterly boring and mainstream. and because of it, i can't get this song out of my head. dare i say i love it? i'm not quite there yet, but all my efforts to not jump on the bandwagon have been futile. today the song came into my head and while i was rocking haven i started to bust a few of chelsie's moves from last week. oh, man-i have officially crossed over. at this rate i'll be lucky if i'm not wearing "mom jeans" by age 30.

15 comments:

bulkleybunch said...

welcome to my world, go target!!

AlexisTexas said...

i almost just had tears...i miss sytycd sooo much! even more watching it/discussing it with you (i realize i only watched it with you prob a few times-my shower visit one of them!)...and amen to the easy road!

Two Wheeler said...

Sounds like we're going to have to spice things up a bit with you guys! jk, Liz? Boring? no way.

gina bina said...

I just busted a gut all over my desk at work.
A few months ago I was in a conversation with some friends who I consider to be pretty hip, even for moms(!), and they were talking about Leona Lewis. Leona who? Of course, I had never heard of her. So I went home and downloaded the whole damn cd just so I could be hip too.
Shameless.

J-ROK said...

HA! Good! My wardrobe is so pitiful that I dare say I sometimes look frumpy. Welcome to the club :)

fraggLe+monkEy+shysteR said...

we are living the exact same life- minus one baby girl on my end. in fact, ryan even asked me the other day if i thought i would ever be my old "unusual" self again. ouch. seriously, what is it about becoming a mom that makes you so... out of touch?

chad, lindsay, & may-may said...
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chad, lindsay, & may-may said...

It's okay for you to like that song even though a lot of other people like it. She has a great voice. As for "mom jeans", you should avoid them like the plague! Really all that matters is that you are being the best mommy you can.

carterandhaileysmommy said...

Although I don't know how "cool" anyone would say I ever was, at least I could say I was skinny...but no mommyhood took that away...as for the mom jeans, I think I might have already made it into the mom sweats...but at least at this age our kids think we are pretty cool!

Chocolates for Breakfast said...

Oh, Liz, you are still very, very cool! I'd only worry if you start wearing your husbands t-shirts and stretch pants! Granted, there is a strange metamorphasis that young moms go through. I have full confidence that your own unique, beautiful style will always shine through! Never in my widest imagination did I ever look as good as you in bike shorts...and how many weeks after having a c-section?...You are truly amazing! There is an even stranger metamorphasis "old moms" go through...I'll fill you in on that one someday! If you think you have something to rant about, move over baby?! But always remember, never ever does a woman have to wear "mom jeans"!!!!

Emilie May Martin said...

Good grief...

buddens said...

Sad for me, I actually am almost 30 and about 2 years ago, quickly bought some pants. Mistake. I realized about a month later when I finally decided to look in the mirror longer than 4 seconds that they were MOM PANTS (not jeans, khakis). Oh the shame! Needless to say they were in the Goodwill pile immediately. Sadly though, my pants are now not glamorous, they're probably just from Target, but at least I pay more attention to the Mom factor. Good luck staying cool!

Peter A. Greene said...

The good news is that after you keep on with the getting old thing for a few years, eventually your children are cool. At that point, you have no hope of being cool, but you can at least find out what cool is again...

jill said...

I've come to realize that I was only hip before I was married. That was when I could spend MY money on whatever I wanted. This is no longer the case.

And don't worry, I have like 2 shade shirts that I rotate through out the week. And one has a huge chocolate stain on it. I guess you could consider me more white trash than mainstream.

Pack Men & Me said...

Hear! Hear! Except, I don't know what you are talking about! YOU still have style, and you are sooo Creative! Just wait until you are 30...I gave up long ago! By the way, I have downloaded 3 different version of Bleeding Love (ie, intrumental, dance mix & the reg one:), we should have Karaoke Night!