WARNING: Venting blog. Probably worth skipping today.
Why do clothing designers think that all pregnant women are middle-aged or retired? Why do Motherhood jeans come with huge hips and tapered bottoms? Do they not know that the national average age of a woman when she gives birth to her first child is 25? Do 25-year-old women like flabby tapered jeans? Then why would they like them when they're pregnant?
Why do I find myself wishing that the Junior section of a store had maternity wear? It's not that I would wish pregnancy or motherhood on any teen-aged girl, it's that I wish the clothing I can find in their section came with an elastic waistband.
My only friend at this point seems to be Old Navy. However, their selection was quite slim this morning, and I was left sifting through all their piles of clothes for my size, only to walk away empty handed. This was superbly frustrating. Mind you, I was trying on clothing that was still marked at FULL PRICE. For those of you who know me well, you will know that I probably do not currently own a piece of clothing that I paid full price for. It's just not in my blood to do something like that. I have a really hard time spending money on myself, but I am getting desperate. Nothing fits the bottom half of my body anymore.
I find myself longing for the weekend not because of a break from work, but because I can wear my lounge wear all day, and I don't have to worry about finding something to fit into to go to work. I feel pretty pathetic right now cause I just realized that my inlaws have probably only seen me wear one pair of pants since we moved here, since I wear them every Saturday.
If anyone needs me this afternoon, I'll be the one screaming in frustration in the Maternity section of various stores around Mesa.