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Dress like a bum {but be a classy bum}

This past weekend was crazy busy for my little family. But every busy weekend is full of learning experiences. However, I didn't expect it to turn into a learning experience about the way I dress.

Don't get me wrong, this wasn't a learning experience on the way I dress in public, no no. That, I've gotten down pretty good...even on days that I haven't showered and have snot all over me from a 3yr old.

No, you see, this was about the way I dress at HOME.

Ok, I'll admit it, I bum it out every once and awhile....


ok...everyday. But I didn't see anything wrong with it. Throw some sweat pants on and a tank top and let's go! Bring on the day. Sit at my computer, drink my coffee, do preschool with Jr, try to get some housework done in between school and work and "mommy, mommy, mommy, mommy!!". I didn't see the sense in getting "dressed up". Click here to

That is, until I made the comment to my husband "aren't you glad I don't dress like that when I'm at home" (referring to something we'd seen previously in the day). When he didn't reply, I turned my head and said, "well, aren't you?" He looked at me, in all his honesty, and said "Dear, you dress like a bum, let's face it. You have no class at home".


I was appalled. The first thing that came to my mind was "well you try working from home, trying to keep the house clean (even if I do a crappy job sometimes and you leave your clothes all over the floor!!!) and work all day long, feed and clothe and bathe a toddler... multiple times.....and hear screaming and whining and...." blah blah blah blah.

That was my first reaction, that I refrained from saying. Thank you, Jesus.

Because, you see, in all reality....I knew he was right.

That's right husband, eat it up now while you still can.

In all seriousness, he is right.

He went on to say, "When I come home at night, I want to find my beautiful wife comfortable, but classy. You can dress like a bum, but be a classy bum. Don't wear those fuzzy fleece pj bottoms, and for goodness sake, at least make the colors of your outfit match!" 

There's something you need to know about my husband. While he puts in long hours in the dirt during the day and is a burly hunk of a country boy, he can also pull off the class of a wealthy professional businessman like nobodies business.

So, this has challenged me. Of course, right now I haven't had time to get properly dressed and he is home from work early GAH!

It's time to take back our "womanhood". It's time to go back to our roots and take care of ourselves, even if it means dressing ourselves in athletic pants and a matching fitted tshirt instead of pj bottoms or sweatpants and an oversized shirt from our husbands dresser drawer (ugh, I'm ashamed). It's time for us to act and dress like daughters of the King, not only outside of the home, but inside of it as well. It's time for us to take 5 minutes during the day to 'fix ourselves up' for our husbands before they get home from work -- or if you work outside of the home, don't forget to kiss him and tell him how much you appreciate all that he does when you or him get home (and freshen up a bit when you change into your "home" clothes). It's time to realize that we are creatures of beauty, and our husbands want to show us off no matter where we are (and that should make us feel special!). It's time for us to be that Godly Proverbs woman who works all day long, sun up to sun down, yet still carries herself with dignity, love, and respect for herself and her family.

Let this be a challenge to all of us -- if not for our husbands, for ourselves

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Coming up later this week.
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