My daughter is enrolled in gymnastics class on Fridays. And for the past couple of weeks, I had noticed another Mom there whose style I absolutely LOVED. Super simple. Not overdone. But always looks put together and confident.
After class last Friday… I was on my way out the door with my daughter with her coat half on, my 21-month old son’s patience gone, and my 37-weeks pregnant self dressed in what I’m pretty sure I woke up in that day. And I passed “stylish Mom” in the hallway, and decided that I was going to put my “Moms supporting Moms” effort into effect and give her the compliment she deserved.
So I say, “I love your outfit. You really have great style.” She looked at me with this, “Wow that’s really nice of you to say” look. But before she could even say thank you, I kept my comment going and said, “I wish I could dress like that. I can’t wait to get back into my normal jeans.”
And with that… my compliment was completely ruined.
Stomped on with force.
Killed before it could even take a breath.