Saturday, 25 June 2011

Secret Mommyhood Confession Saturday #13

Something happened to me earlier in the week that I mentioned on Thursday's blog post. I just casually mentioned it, but it seems to have resonated with women.

In fact, I received a flood of comments and emails about this particular situation.

I thought I was the only one who suffered...

I was wrong...

You might even say that this is an epidemic affecting millions of women worldwide.

So I'm going to confess for all of you suffering in silence:

Wearing a skirt combined with summertime heat and energy filled adventures with children = chafing.

Serious chafing.

So serious that many of you women freely admitted that skirts are not an option even though they would make you feel pretty and update your wardrobe. Is this the real reason behind mommy jeans? OMG I think I'm onto something here.

No one wants to admit this little problem. Possible because it means that we would have to say the word "chafing" and I always giggle a little when I say it. It reminds me of that Simpsons episode where Jimbo Jones is trying to get with the Bart's new neighbour/loveinterest/babysitter. "My shirt is chafing me..." and then "Oh no, now my pants are chafing me."

Haha! Smooth moves Jimbo.

Or maybe we don't like to admit to chafing because it would mean having to admit that our legs, particularly our thighs are of generous proportion. But trust me, it doesn't matter what size your legs are, they still could rub together in all the wrong ways when placed outside in the heat.

Besides, I say love your legs no matter what the size.

Legs that are as strong and sturdy as tree trunks (and mine are definitely that no matter what size I am) belong to earth mamas who are capable of raising their babies to respect themselves, each other and the earth. Be proud of those gams!

In all those emails and conversations I've had this week, a few bits of wonderful advice have been given:

1) antiperspirant can be rubbed on the effected area before going out into the wild with the children. Makes sense doesn't it? Less sweat means less problems. Funny how I never thought of that. Guess I'm not as clever as I thought I was (but that's a confession for another day hehehe)

2) booty shorts (or training pants as Terry likes to call them) work very well. It's like those cute little diaper covers or bloomers that we like to put on our baby girls. They look cute under a dress and protect our legs from unwanted chafing. (Shameless plug: I have a few pairs of boy cut shorts available in the Tawny Bee shop if you need to stock up).

3) if you are like me and can't remember to do either of the above, diaper cream works wonders after you mess up your precious legs. And we all know that us mommies have plenty of that around the house!

Da da da da the blue can of soothing relief! Babies know it - why don't we?

So wear your skirts and show off those beautiful legs in comfort and enjoyment. You are mommy! And that is sexy.


I'm sharing this confession over at All Work and No Play Makes Mommy Go Something Something. Come on over and read the other confessions, or write your own and link up if you dare.



Kimberly said...

I'm telling you butt paste will cure everything.

Stranger said...

OMG! I'm not a mommy but I definitely suffer from chafing in the summer and I also avoid pants at all costs. My go to option is bike shorts but on occasion I need something for the aftermath of a long hot day. I have yet to find something effective so thank you for the tip! I'll be looking for that blue lid the next time I hit the pharmacy.

Also, my fiancee is a HUGE Simpsons fan and really enjoyed your reference :)