Monday, August 13, 2012

Is Putting Clothes On the same as Getting Dressed?

I recently had a baby. Well, is 36 weeks still considered recent? Really, I have had some time to adjust. There are many things about having a baby that have affected/changed my choices in clothes:
  1. My body has changed.
  2. I expect to be spit up on multiple times in a day.
  3. I don't want my son to be held against scratchy or hard fabric/materials.
  4. I have to take my top off all the time to breast feed or pump.
  5. I'm tired, so I really want to be comfortable now and as my own boss, I often indulge that impulse.
The list goes on, but those are my top considerations. But are these considerations or excuses? This past Saturday, I saw the iconic Bill Cunningham at the Union Square Farmer's Market. Each of the 5 times prior that I recall seeing him on the street, he has always pointed his camera in my general direction. Granted, I've only seen my picture in the New York Times once (many, many, many, many years ago), but if he shoots in my general direction, I can pretend to myself that he sees something of interest, if not on my person, then at least in my general direction. On Saturday, we made eye contact and then he turned away. My general direction was completely shunned.  

Below is my uninspired Saturday lewk, sharing space with my awe-inspiring little man.

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