It's common for a woman to have thyroid issues after pregnancy. Or stubborn belly fat. Or weaker eyesight.
And I'm not saying that I don't have those things. I might. But I have something else now.
There is a very poignant, very noticeable difference in me. If you've very observant, you might notice it when we're together. But now I shall finally reveal it to you, dear reader, so that there is no more burning question within you. I shall humbly lay it before you. Here it is: My sense of fashion is now skewed.
I used to have razor-sharp perception for new fashion trends. I knew what was coming next before it hit the magazines or showed up on the backs of my students in class. My finger was on the pulse, and with it I could predict the future. I kept my power a secret, disguising my gift by appearing ordinary, basic, and nondescript. It's like coture designers who wouldn't be caught dead in their creations themselves. Instead, they just wear jeans.
With childbirth, I lost this hidden talent. Now I am most influenced by clothing hanging on the racks at Babies R Us. I have no idea what people are wearing to work these days. I can't predict what's coming next to save my life. Somewhere, in Labor and Delivery Room #403, I lost that talent. I traded it for motherhood. And, for what I got, it was an awesome trade.
So I have only a suspicion that nautical attire might be in for this Spring. I can't find any concrete evidence that it will be. Fashion websites are saying nothing about it. So I could be off my rocker. Like I said, I'm going by what I see on the children's clothing racks, and those have got to be 4 or 5 years behind everybody else. Right?
Who cares, I still love it. Expect to see this mama in stripes. :)