Does anyone else feel like the mom in Mothering Magazines latest issue and article about the Rocker Mom? I totally feel the same way as her. I know I don't look like a punk rocker anymore, but I know that I don't look like many of the other moms out there. The stretched ear lobes, wrist tattoo's, chuck taylor sneakers and the occasional shirt with a skull on it, stand out a bit in a crowd of mom's wearing conservative clothing. Sometimes I just feel like I don't "fit" in. Sometimes I hate that feeling. Sometimes I like that feeling. And most times, I simply don't care.
Stinx and I went swimming this past Wednesday during the Parent & Tot swim time. After our swim Stinx and I were eating our lunch at the tables beside the glass wall that over looks the pool. As we sat eating our oatmeal, I overheard some mom's at the table next to us.
"Did you see the mom with the wings tattoo on her back?"
My ears perked up a little when I realized this mom was talking about me. How often does a person get to overhear people gossiping about yourself? Clearly they didn't recognize me with my clothes on! haha. It seems the woman liked my tattoo. There was also a very heavily tattooed Mama in the pool as well that day and the conversation flowed into her tattoos. My ears dropped and I got distracted by Stinx... Until I heard the same Mom bring up my tattoo again. Seems she really liked it!
Like the Mother in the Mothering article, I hope to care less what other people think of me and my image, as long as I am being the Mother I need to be.