This week’s Escape Plan challenge (aka our Tip of the Week) is #36: Dress Up Day: Accessorize your wardrobe today with a touch of childhood.
Jason has always joked that I have never had a problem with this challenge. In fact, sometimes I go a bit too far. (Read about what I was wearing the night Jason and I first met.) Who knew, however, that expecting a baby would end up helping me accomplish this challenge everyday. As Jason mentioned in a recent post, this baby bump is quite the conversation starter. Last week we were in four states in five days, so we were exposed to a number of strangers in airports, rental car lines, restaurants, and of course at the gigs. This belly sure brings out the questions (and smiles!). Yesterday in Wal-Mart two woman were in an aisle I was going down, in a serious discussion about a purchase, and as soon as the one saw my belly she stopped the conversation, smiled, pointed at it and exclaimed, “baby!” It’s fun to have a literal “touch of childhood” as a part of my wardrobe everyday!
Side note: The number one question people ask is this: “Is it a boy or a girl?” I find it funny that they assume we know. When we share that we are waiting to be surprised, we always get a double take. (I guess this is a good example of our instant gratification culture.)
I should point out, the moral of the story is not that you have to be pregnant to accomplish this challenge. There are countless accessories that will help you add some whimsy to your day… things that, just like this baby bump, will bring you and others smiles (and questions!). Leave us a comment in the Escape Plan Blog to let us know what you wore that helped you Escape Adulthood this week.