In a valiant effort to spruce me up, my daughter said it’s time for a field trip to the Holy Grail – where the worlds of middle school girls and their middle-aged mothers collide: The Mall
Midlife Makeover: 'No more yoga pants, Mom. Ever. Again.'
I have unwisely and unwittingly enlisted a group of middle school girls to help me reinvent myself before the weekend when in theory I have accepted the first date I’ve been on in nearly two decades. I stand by my original contention that I am awesome as is. And yet, it is precisely because I am so awesome, so brave and open, that I have agreed to invite and withstand some rather withering tween criticism of my general comportment.
There is (mercifully) some general agreement that I am super fun, an excellent person, a terrific mother, teacher and general all around human. There is much to work with, and (alas), so, so much to work on.
In earlier sessions, including: Best Tip for Midlife Divore and Dating Makeover? Attitude Adjustment and Seeking a Midlife Love Life? Best Dating Coach - Middle School Girls!, I have chronicled the beginning of our journey, me and my 6th grade posse of fashionistas. Now, it appears, we’re takin’ the show on the road.
Beauty makeover 101
In a valiant effort to spruce me up, my daughter said it’s time for a field trip to the Holy Grail – where the worlds of middle school girls and their middle-aged mothers collide: The Mall.
“You really think I’m ready?” I ask.
“Only one way to find out,” she says. “You drive.”
“Um, duh, you’re like, 11.”
Beauty makeover starts with a good foundation
Daughter: Let’s start on what you should wear….
(Gives my current look once-over….eyes wincing up my black bell-bottomed yoga pants and black A-line yoga tunic.)
“No yoga pants. No yoga anything.”
Read the rest of our journey in Midlife Mom Gets Life Lessons from Daughter
Stay tuned for Midlife Makeover: What Not to Wear (like, ever)
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