Bringing SEXY Back.
You know that song, right?
By Justin Timberlake... "I'm bringing sexy back..."
Well, I think it's time we do.
A couple of weeks ago I was out to lunch with a bunch of my high school girlfriends. We were laughing at how much we've all changed over the years.
Even just the way things are now...
We all had our cell phones glued to us just in case our husbands or babysitters called with questions about the kids.
15 years ago we were glued to our phones for very different reasons. We were waiting for "him" to call...
We all had a glass of wine with lunch, just relaxing and talking about trying to stay out of the sun as best as we could (god forbid we get wrinkles).
15 years ago we were on the beach with Baby Oil dreaming about being able to go out for a glass of wine someday...
We all had made sure we looked presentable for lunch - comparing fashion deals from GAP, Old Navy, TJMaxx and Nordstrom.
15 years ago we were hitting up Contempo Casual trying our best to look like Cher from Clueless...
Oh, how times have changed!
But it was one of my friend's who brought up something that kind of made us all stop in our tracks.
She asked us if we would get upset if someone described us as SEXY.
SEXY. I don't know why it is, but when I think of the word SEXY... I automatically think of Ice T's girlfriend Coco or the Playboy Girls... they're SEXY. It's kind of like they're "thing."
Do I see my own self as sexy?
If you asked my husband... he'd say yes. If you ask me, I'd probably say NO.
And truthfully... we all agreed on that statement. Sexy isn't a word I would use to describe myself. But would it really be a bad thing to do that? I see myself more as the Girl Next Door... not overly SEXY.
I may not prance around the house in items like these...
Though I don't think my husband would object!...
But I do think it's possible to be sexy, in a good way.
So I've made a deal with myself. I'm bringing SEXY back.
I may be a mom of 4 boys. I may drive in the carpool lane. I may have sippy cups in my cabinets. And I may even have laundry piled up every other day on my bed... but that doesn't matter. It's a feeling from the inside.
If you look SEXY up in the dictionary...
See? It's not so bad. I could try to pull off excitingly appealing and/or glamorous. And you know what, I will even try to pull it off in a GAP tank and Old Navy jeggings!
So moms... let's bring it back.
Let's not think of SEXY as a bad thing... it's a good thing!
It's a powerful thing.
It's a confidence thing.
And - it's coming back. :)