We talked a lot about how our lives changed after having babies: from our bodies to the love of comfortable flats, things are so different! A lot of moms say they don't want to "give up their old life just because they have a baby," and I understand, yet disagree. Two years ago, Lauren and I would have met up for sushi, wearing platforms and red lipstick. Now, although we still have the choice to do the same (kids in tow), we choose to meet up somewhere our kids can play, and dress so we can sit and play with them. Some days I [really, really] miss my heels, but what I am doing with my life right now is so much greater (and dare I say more fun)! So I understand the concept of "not changing because of a baby," but I don't know how possible (or comfortable, or motherly, or responsible) that idea is. It was nice to talk to someone who agreed with me that a girl's life can change after a baby without becoming boring, her body can change and still be attractive, and although heels are wonderful, flats can still be just as cute!
And then, feeling very empowered, we went to Sugar House Park and had a mason jar picnic (inspired by this article).
Did I mention Lauren is moving to Arizona next month? And just when our play dates were warming up! Rude, Lauren.