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    I prioritise. 24 hours in the day. X amount of energy. Y amount of $$. Z amount of care factor.

    Besides I'm too frigging busy to invest any time worrying about what other mothers look like

    Eta I actually don't think my image has changed all that much since before I was a mum. I'm probably a bit more daggy now than back then, because I have a baby belly, greys, more wrinkles and less time to shop/put an outfit together/iron. And I'm now allergic to most makeup so can't be bothered with it but meh. Appearance is not my top priority. I'd much rather have happy kids than a manicure.
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    I don't actually think OP was being mean...was just asking a genuine question.I cant answer for anyone else...but I know I do a mirror check,maybe a quick wardrobe change and a fix up before we go out in public? Its kinda laughable everyone in this thread doesn't give a **** how they look and can gladly blame their children for ruining their hair?

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    Quote Originally Posted by *Chels* View Post
    I don't actually think OP was being mean...was just asking a genuine question.I cant answer for anyone else...but I know I do a mirror check,maybe a quick wardrobe change and a fix up before we go out in public? Its kinda laughable everyone in this thread doesn't give a **** how they look and can gladly blame their children for ruining their hair?
    I do the same I just dont have good clothes so no matter how much I look in the mirror or fix my hair im still going to look fat and untidy. And yep I can gladly blame my dd for ruining my hair cos she is ALWAYS pulling it. She is going through a phase at the moment and takes alot of interest in brushing/patting/pulling my hair. Young kids do that.
    And if you have young kids then it shouldn't comes as a surprise to you.
    You might want to think about re wording your post. Its rude. its not laughable, its the truth. No need to be rude about it.
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    I know its going to be a good day when when ive managed to brush my teeth before I go out.

    Op was there a point you were trying to prove with this thread? Or just trying to make yourself feel better in some way?

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    I wonder if dads go out and think to themselves "ugh..that dude looks terrible. Doesn't he care about himself? He hasn't shaved in days. Doesn't he realise that hivis is SO LAST SEASON".

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    Im not offended nor do i feel the need to justify my daily self.... With small kids, enuff said! I'd just like to know what angle you're coming from op? Are you concerned that these women are putting too much pressure on themselves as mothers, and will eventually crumble, or won't have the stamina to keep going? Or that they are not leading by example for the children? or do you think that its a shame that such caring beautiful mothers take such a back seat? Or are you angling at the idea that they are just a bit lazy? Just curios to the motivation behind your question/statement. It's provoking to say the least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mama and her little bear View Post
    Laughable? Sorry lovely but if its laughable then perhaps others would say you're just a little bit vain!

    When I'm roping my handbag, nappy bag, newborn, 3 yo, lunch box and water bottles out the door the last thing I think is **** how's my hair (actually usually its where are my keys / the newbies binky / 3 year old / dear god the baby is choking on his chuck again)

    Personally I judge someone by how They TREAT me and my children not by their appearance or accesories!
    Exactly. Between getting my kids dressed and ready for the day, packing lunches, doing bottles, trying to get a couple of loads of washing done, cleaning the breakfast dishes and managing to leave the house in time to get DS1 to school on time, all with a clingy 4 month old DS3 who refuses to be put down - yup, the last thing on my mind is if my hair is out of place etc. I'm usually thinking "crap did I rememver to put his homework in his school bag?" Lol.

    I play with my kids all day. DS3 is basically never out of my arms between the hours of 5am and 6pm. This is important to me. Fashion trends, hairstyles, make up etc just dont factor in on my radar. If people like that stuff, awesome, go for it. If people dont, well, looks dont mean squat if your an ugly person on the inside, so I'll personally get to know someone before I make up my mind

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    I really don't give a rat's bottom what other people think of how i am dressed. Right now i am visiting dd1 and I have had a choice of a pair of black track suit pants or leggings to wear. That is it. To me, getting here in a hurry was way more important than what clothes i have to wear.
    I don't shave my legs and I never wear make up. I live in shorts and a t shirt. I am happy. My hubby thinks i am sexy, and anyone that matters sees the real me not the silly clothes i am wearing.


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    I didn't take offence to the op, I read it more like age was questioning why don't some mums take as much pride in what they look like as they do their children's appearance? Maybe I read it naively?

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    Something has to give. Those mums may have a really clean house or studying or run a successful business or have 5 other kids at school.

    With a 4 yr old & 9 month old I do spend a few extra minutes slapping on some tinted moisturiser, draw on my eyebrows & do a quick neat bun and usually wear something 'neat and tidy'. I'm not fancy but I'm presentable; think I look pretty good.

    But man my house and garden are a f*cking disaster.

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