Shortcut #1: I wore jeans to church.
Remember those awesome designer jeans I bought on sale a while back? Turns out they were a pretty good investment because they are the nicest pair of pants I own that still fit me. Most days I'm in my yoga gear but I thought that might be just a tad too casual for Easter Sunday mass.
As Brian was fixing his tie he glanced over at me and said surprisingly, "You're wearing jeans?"
"It's all I have left that fits!" I snapped back.
Shortcut #2: We went out to a restaurant for Easter brunch.
This may have been the best decision I've ever made. It meant (1) we didn't have to travel anywhere to go to someone else's house and (2) I didn't have to cook a whole big fancy meal myself. There were even bonus points when we found out there would be an "Easter Bunny" at the country club where we dined.
After brunch we came home and sat outside in the April sunshine. I even earned my first sunburned nose of the season. I tried to take a few pictures of the Easter outfit but two-year-olds are fast when the temperatures are nice enough to go outside!
Holy swollen face mama! Hoping that goes down sooner than later.
"Catch me if you can!"
"Enough of that sweater vest, mom!"