It’s Sunday afternoon, the time when most people start preparing for and dreading Monday. Like a lot of working moms out there, I prepare for Monday by figuring out what I’m going to wear. If you have ever read this blog, or even if you just read the title to this entry, you know that I’m a WAHM. Incase you are unfamiliar with the term; I’m not trying to say, “I’m warm” in an Italian Boston accent. WAHM stands for Work At Home Mom. So, I stay home with my children (5 furry, 1 not furry), AND I try to concentrate enough to work full-time for an online university. This makes me crazy and a wee bit ADHD.
There are times when I would rather work in an actual office with people, and I hate being around people. I just figure that adult human co-workers probably wouldn’t want me to throw ice cubes in their mouths whenever I got a glass of water. They most likely wouldn’t poop on the floor or hiss at each other. At least I’m hoping they wouldn’t. The big draw back to working with people would be the need to wear real clothes, shoes, and a bra. See, while other working moms are picking up their suits at the dry cleaner or ironing their uniforms, I’m digging in a drawer for my “good” yoga pants and trying to decide if it is cold enough to wear socks with my slippers. I also have to decide which slippers to wear, as I have a few pairs to get me through the workweek.
My cutest slippers are the gray and white polka dot slippers that my son got me for Christmas. I love them because they are adorable, they match everything, and they are a gift from my son, who is 16. You may not know this, but teen boys would rather spend their money on condoms and video games. So, if they spend ANY money on their parents, it should be celebrated and publically mentioned. [waves at son]
I don’t wear my Santa shoe slippers often even though they are like clouds of red velvet and happiness because they irritate my husband. They have little bells on them, and my husband tells me that I remind him of an outdoor cat with a bell collar. This sends me into a tirade about how cats should not be allowed to roam outside and how I really do want to open that Pussy Ranch and save them all.
I got my plain black slippers at the orthopedic doctor’s office last year after I had my whole ankle injury and blood clot ordeal. I paid $60 for them, which makes them my most expensive pair of slippers. They have a super firm arch support, so I don’t wear them often.
I just got my Steve Madden slippers last weekend, when I couldn’t find any boots to fit my super fat legs. DSW actually told me that my calf size, 16 inches, is the maximum width for wide boots. Like most things that happen in my life, I wrote a blog about that. I’ve always loved Steve Madden shoes because they tend to be wider, which makes my Dublin stubs look almost normal. His slippers are the same way. I love them.
So, now you’ve seen my work shoe wardrobe. What kind of shoes do you wear to work? Any other WAHM’s out there? Tell me about your favorite work attire.