Growing up my mom wore some very EMBARRASSING T-shirts. One I remember particularly well was her Bonyton Cat shirt which read, “Sex, Mice, and Rock and Roll.”
Can you imagine being a 10 year old on the way to band practice and you realize all your friends and all their mothers will see your mom in that?
I remember vowing I would NEVER wear anything that might embarrass my children in the same way. But, actually, now I think I understand why Mom did things like that.
After being a mom for a while I catch myself fondly remembering my “Former Self.” You know the one with all the “potential,” “edgy-hipness,” and “creative soul.” (I’m speaking about YOU here, not me…) I sometimes want the world to know what I’m all about, besides my beloved kiddos and wonderful hubby.
Fortunately for everyone, I’m too cheap to make my own T-shirts, because UNFORTUNATELY, I’m too immature to create t-shirts that speak to my real identity. You probably wouldn’t catch me wearing ones that said,
“Committed Christ Follower” – although I am.
“Lover of Humanity” – although I am.
“God’s Word is my Anchor” – although it is.
I would probably be sporting something along these lines…
“Voted most likely to become a Superstar in Highschool.”
(Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha – what were they thinking?)
and of course…
“I Bungie Jumped in New Zealand!”
and don’t forget…
“I listen to U2 people!”
Anyway, all that to say – I get you Mom.