Moms wear short shorts!
No seriously. Do you think it’s okay for a mother to wear short shorts? Is it an age thing? Or just being a mom in general? Or is a weight/size thing? A size 4 mom can wear short shorts but a size 10 mom can’t? A 24-year-old mom can do it but a 35-year-old can’t? Or just anyone who is setting an example for a child in their own home can’t wear short shorts?
Furthermore, what exactly qualifies as short? I have several pairs of short shorts. They absolutely do not pass the finger tip test. They cover my bottom but yeah, that’s about it. It’s not that I am trying to walk around dressing skanky or anything. I have plenty of pairs of longer shorts and capri pants as well. I wear the shorter ones when it is appropriate: day long trips outside at the zoo, family reunions in the park, as swim suit cover ups by the pool and around the house for yard work or chores.
I don’t wear short shorts when I go Open House for my daughter’s school or on her field trips. I don’t wear them to the movies or museums. I certainly don’t wear them to church (not that I’ve been anytime recently.)
The funny thing though is that I can’t promise I’m comfortable with my girls wearing shorts this short. However, they are kids. And I think kids have to be just a bit more modest. Orange has a couple of pair of short shorts but she almost always wears them under a summer dress because she’s almost always in a dress and simply doesn’t get the protocol on not showing her panties to the world yet.
The twins though have quite a few pair of short shorts though. Many in fact that cause their cloth diapers to hang out the bottom of their shorts. It’s actually freaking adorable. So they are 1 year olds and Orange is a 4-year-old and I am a 28-year-old so where exactly is the right and wrong line?
I’ll keep wearing short shorts as long as my legs look nice enough too. My husband thinks I’m hot. The shorts keep me cool. I don’t feel distasteful or crude. And I know my place. So mom or not, I wear short shorts.
What about you? It’s summer time here, temps are pushing triple digits… Are you a short short wearer? Why or why not?
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