I see you over there. Your hair pulled up into your mom bun, not because it is the latest fashion, or even because it is ‘messy cute’. It is based more on time and ease than how many Pinterest pins it would get. No, your hair is not inspired by magazines and movie stars, it is inspired by the messes and spills, cuddles and hugs that make up your day.
At 5:00 a.m. it is pulled up in a sleepy haze while you wake up to start your coffee, make bottles, and change diapers.
Maybe it’s tossed back after breakfast when your bending down to sweep up the scramble eggs for the third time this morning; or as you lean in for snuggles and a story as nap time draws near.
At 3:00 it’s thrown up while you run to your child on the playground. And again at 6:00 when you splash and scrub your Little’s in the bath.
It comes in the form of a bun, a pony tail, and even a braid. It’s quick, it’s easy, and you can do it without even thinking. And it’s automatic and engrained. A testimony to the love and devotion you put into the day’s tasks, both menial and substantial. It’s a part of your uniform, mini vans and yoga pants optional.
Your mom bun might not be vogue, but it tells a story; and that mama, is not just amazing, it’s inspiring.
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