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June 4, 2012

Mom Shorts

Recently, I made the life choice of buying age appropriate shorts. I have been wearing the same shorts since I was twenty-two years old and it was time that they grew a little in the length department.  Therefore, I went out and bought some longer shorts at Anne Taylor (these). They were still shorts and not too long, but they still make me feel kind of old.  But despite the fact that I don't love them, I am sucking it up because I am almost thirty and can't run around in short shorts anymore.

In addition, I purchased a pair of knee length shorts (above) because I have a friend who I saw rocking them while wearing a pair of wedges.  I thought, maybe I can rock them too? So I bought a pair to try and mimic her style. Big mistake.

Que me entering the living room in said knee length shorts.

Dan: Wow. Hi Mom shorts.
Me: What. The. Fuck.
Dan: I mean, they look cute. What made you decide to buy those?
Me: You are rude, I am not talking to you.
Dan: Oh come-on. I'm not saying anything. You are so sexy, you can totally pull those off.
Me: What do you mean by "pull those off"? What is there to "pull off"?
Dan: I really swear, they look good on you.  I just don't understand why you bought them.
Me: Stop talking.
Dan: They are cute, they are just long and I remember you calling them Mom-ish-
Dan: I am going to stop talking.
Me: You do that.

This is quasi odd behavior because my husband knows better then to make such statements, and while I know he didn't really mean anything by it, now I am going to wear this shorts all the freaking time just to make a point that you don't say things like that.  I think in most marriages it would be the opposite, i.e., if the husband said some criticizing remarks about an item of clothes the wife would stop wearing the outfit, but that's not really how our marriage rolls. I am never going to take them off. I am going to sleep in these shorts. I am going to shower in these shorts.  These shorts are my new staple.

Mom shorts. Phesh.



melissa said...

Bhahaha. Okay, this has me dying laughing because I just had this internal debate with myself after walking into Ann Taylor Loft the other day. I too wear a longer short now. (As I should. I'm a mom now. EEK!) I like the 5 inch inseam chino shorts from J. Crew. But I don't care how many kids I have, I just cannot wear the knee length/bermuda shorts. I guess I'm with Dan - they just scream "Mom shorts" to me. I can't do it.

But I also agree with you in that if Brian makes fun of something I wear, I'll wear it just to prove my point. So rock on with your new shorts lady! :)

Natalie said...

I bought "mom shorts" for this summer as well. No one needs to see my behind while I am chasing after my little one! I'm sure they look great on you. Super short shorts are not nearly as comfy!

Angela Noelle said...

I also like knee length shorts--I actually think they look less "momish" than the mid-length shorts. I think the key is to get a pair that are fitted and don't have that blousy mom-butt thing going on in the back. I guess that makes me old and dusty, but I'm pretty okay with that ;)

Katie said...

This post cracked me up!! Rock your walking short girl! I bought of short recently that felt "mom-ish" and must have asked my husband 10 times if I could pull them off before I felt comfortable ha

Jessica @ Acting Adult said...

Before I went on Weight Watchers last year, I really felt like I couldn't wear short shorts anymore so I bought a bunch of bermuda shorts. They weren't as tailored as the ones in your post but I thought they were cute! I wore them for a whole year before my husband was telling me that he thought they looked like mom shorts. I don't know why he felt like telling me that after I wore them for so long! I think men are just silly.

Brittany said...

I love those white shorts! Your husband is silly.

Also, my boyfriend hates skinny jeans. For about two months after moving here I respected that silliness. One day I couldn't take it any more and said "I look good. I'm not changing." and now I wear them all the time now. I'm glad I'm not the only one choosing good fashion over men's poor fashion knowledge. haha!

missris said...

Those shorts are super cute! I have a few pairs of longer shorts and I think they can look really cute and modern--depends on what you wear them with. My boyfriend thinks they look like mom shorts, which only makes me want to wear them more.


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