It sometimes happens by mistake. You think you have a pair of jeans that’s pretty hot so you put them on. They are from pre-preggo days & last time you wore them you felt like a total hottie. Only now when you try to slide into them you are confronted with a stark reality. You find out that after kids things have somehow moved or shifted to places you never expected & don’t even seem possible. You put on the once hot jeans to find out you are looking like you are putting on “Mom jeans”. It’s a shock, a horrific experience really & it causes some to try to act like nothing has happened. Out they walk in the “Mom jeans.”
Other times it happens because you try to find jeans to tuck in (that’s right, tuck in) the extra skin, weight, or sag that has been given to us as a nifty gift from pregnancy. I know, not a pretty image but let’s be honest we’ve all been there. We’ve all stared at our changed figures after birth wondering how to deal with the shifts. We don’t want it hanging out and there is the urge to tuck it in. With this pair of jeans you go into the changing room, thinking this pair will work if I just sort of tuck in the extra skin. No one will notice it or so we tell ourselves. In a desperate effort to hide this pouch you leave having bought jeans that pull up over the pouch. The whole time praying no one notices it because we can’t believe we have actually done the “pull & tuck.” Yet, this does not hide it but only draws more attention to it.
Then there are just bad jeans that make even a perfectly taught hot-bod looks like she’s strikin’ a pose in the “Mom jeans.” Think circa 1993. Seriously, what was up with those jeans? These jeans are just bad all around and should be burned en masse because if a size 0 with a perfect figure looks like she has 2 butts in it, how the hell I’m I going to ever pull them off?
Anyway, I hope this helps clear up the mystery. It’s one of things that seems to get left out of all those becoming a mom books out there. Yet, it is very important to the well-being of moms around the world. Take it from someone who’s been there & trust me I have.
And please remember friends don’t let friends wear “Mom jeans”.