Have you heard about What I Wore Wednesday over at the pleated poppy? The blogger Lindsey Cheney writes an explanation of the concept:
...after years of staying at home with my kids i began to “let myself go”. i started this to motivate myself to just get dressed – put a few minutes into myself to feel better for the whole day! if you are finding yourself in this same situation, i want to encourage you to join us – this really works! take a look at all the other ladies joining me – real women wearing real clothes!
I like the idea, I really do. I've even considered joining in the blog hop myself, but I had a teensy little problem. Just an itty bitty one.
Here's the deal: Wednesdays don't work for me. You might say I have a bit of a conflict. You see, in my life, in my world, Wednesday is sweatpants-and-slippers day.
I realize that this appears to fly in the face of the very spirit of WIWW. Truthfully I have made an effort for years now to limit my sweatpants-wearing to one day a week. In a silly little way I felt I needed to help raise the standard for stay-at-home moms everywhere. Mightily I resisted the siren call of wearing sweatpants and pajamas every day of the week. After all, one must make some effort, right? And a thing like that can be a slippery slope.
But I did keep one day. Wednesday.
You see, many days of the week I get out of the house. Saturday is shopping day. Sunday is church. Monday is homeschool co-op. Tuesday, Bible study, the milk run and Awanas. And then comes Wednesday.
Wednesday. The first day after a long stretch when I don't have to go anywhere. When this homebody can brew a hot drink, snuggle up with her little ones and read the day away. Wednesday is just perfect for sweats (or shall we use the more flattering term "yoga pants"?). A cozy, comfy, "the weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful" day.
Perhaps things will shift a bit now that Monday School is finished for the year. Maybe Monday will become my comfy day. But...I don't know. I couldn't say. There's something about that midway point, that halfway-day in the midst of all those weekdays, that just speaks to me. That says...
Relax. Unwind. Take a deep breath.