Who knew I’d come to such realizations about life during a few hours in Hollywood.
It was a good week. A great week. A week that never would’ve happened (literally) if I hadn’t become a mom. Had I know things like this were in store during my first pregnancy 2 years ago, maybe I wouldn’t have been such a nutcase. Live and learn.
This week I became a model. On a runway over a pool. Pretty fab considering that a huge chunk of my time is spent wiping stinky butts and spitup. But those are the things that bring us all together, right? My supermodel stint came about thanks to a open house party for The Hollywood Condos sponsored by Angeleno Magazine this past week. (Which, if I may digress, I was insanely jealous that I myself didn’t live at this new, chic residence with Hubby, LadyP and LilMiss. I miss living in the city soooo much… and this place is smack dab in the middle of a ton of fun things for kids. There’s the Hollywood & Highland shopping, parks within walking distance, Madame Tussaud’s, Ripley’s Believe It or Not, and Jack Sparrow and Spiderman always hanging out down the street at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre. And I guess the award-winning architecture, sleek design, pool and concierge service is nice for us adults too… if you like that sort of stuff…. ha.) So back to the night…
Let me start by mentioning that I wouldn’t have been there if it wasn’t for RealFabMom Courtney Friel volunteering my name for this little soiree & fashion show. There we all were… a bunch of news reporter types (a few of us being new moms) decked out in Young, Fabulous and Broke outfits strutting it like it was our only night out that month (for some of us, it kinda was). Backstage, we were exchanging our ‘birth’ stories (yes, CBS’ Kristine Lazar admitted to getting dolled up before going to the hospital to deliver her baby boy to KNBC’s Stephanie Stanton and I!), laughing about our kids’ crazy hairdos and connecting on a deeper level about maintaining (and constantly looking for) work while balancing our babies’ and toddlers’ needs and wants. It was fun, fabulous and funny… but it was also meaningful.
The pre-baby-me would’ve naturally had a great time participating in an event like this, but the mommy-me gets inspired when I do stuff like this now. For some reason I feel like I had more fun than I would’ve had before-baby (and I wasn’t even drunk). As I got to know these women a bit, I couldn’t help but admire them even more for maintaining their accomplishments and being so down-to-earth, driven, silly and human about it. (Not to mention, they looked fab.) Call me a sap. Maybe I’m just so sleep-deprived that I’m a little over-affected by this kind of thing? Or maybe, this is what women mean when they say that becoming a mom changes you forever? Whatever the case, I enjoy, appreciate it and am motivated by it more and more as each new experience like this comes my way. Who knew being a parent could be so fabulous even on the nights when you’re apart from your kids… with or without that runway over a pool.
WHAT ARE YOUR INSPIRED-TO-BE-A-MOM MOMENTS?