I’ve never been what one would call stylish. I “dress up” for church, anniversaries, dining out, etc. but at home it is (or was) strictly yoga pants and a t-shirt. Shoot, I even wore them to the grocery store. It was okay because yoga pants and a t-shirt are kind of the official uniform of the stay-at-home-mom. I also didn’t mind wearing the hair in the messy bun/ponytail. All. The. Time. Now that I’m a lunch lady and it’s my only option, not so much.
Now I don’t go about in yoga pants but I’ve traded one uniform for another. Now it’s scrubs that are two sizes too big for me. Nobody told me I was supposed to go smaller for the things. I don’t wear make-up as it would melt off with the sweat. My glasses are always dirty, foggy with steam, and sliding down my nose. I limp because I have hematoma on the bottom of my foot. Add to that black, non-skid tennis shoes and a hair net and you’ve got a big, sloppy, limping, hot mess.
Did I mention that this week Mount Vesuvius erupted on my face? And that I got a Cindy Crawford-esque beauty pimple to go along with it? Acne was bad enough as a teenager. But now? What is that all about?
I’ve noticed that Molly has stopped coming over to see me when she goes through the lunch line. It’s probably because it’s not new anymore. But I can’t help wondering if it’s because I’m a little embarrassing. I’m embarrassed of myself.
What am I supposed to do about it? The scrubs, shoes, and hair net can’t be helped. I’ve also ordered contacts and decided to start wearing eyeliner. Beyond that, I’m clueless. Does anyone know of some super make-up that won’t slide off my face? Some cute hairstyles that will fit under a hair net?
I need help! Surely, I’m not destined to look like this for the next 8 months?