I've never been a "girly" girl, by any stretch, but in living with five boys I have started to really grab at girly things just to keep my identity. I don't want to get lost in all the trucks, dirt, and legos. I wear a lot more pink than I used to, buy myself cute little purses, that kind of thing.
I've made a conscious decision to start wearing skirts or dresses occasionally as well. I have a few skirts, but just never wear them. I think it's my job to show my boys what dressing up is and how to treat a lady when she's dressed up. It's a lot of work raising these boys!
For some reason, at my workplace the women don't wear dresses or skirts really. We are business casual so there's not a need to be formal or anything, but women just don't wear them. We do have one German Baptist lady who, of course, wears a dress every day and one other lady that wears skirts about half of the time, but other than that, I can't think of seeing anyone in a skirt.
I wore a skirt to work on Wednesday, nothing fancy, just a casual skirt with a top I wear frequently. I had a bunch of people comment that I was really dressed up, ask me what I was doing after work or why I was wearing a skirt. The best was when I went into the bathroom and someone was in there brushing her hair. I didn't say anything, just headed to a stall when she said, "Well Janelle you're all dressed up! You look really nice."
"Are you going to a funeral or something?"
"No, I just thought since it was a nice day I'd wear a skirt. Plus I'd like my boys to at least know what hose are, they always act like they've never seen hose when I wear a skirt."
"My kids to do the same thing."
How sad is it that when I dress up people think I'm going to a funeral?