So. This morning.
I awoke at 5:30 to a bawling four year old, telling me about a horrible dream he had. I groggily rolled out of bed and gave him a hug, pulled on some leggings, a dolman sweater (the same one I wore yesterday) over the tank top I slept in, and then stumbled into the bathroom to brush my teeth. Cub came in behind me, wiping his eyes, and asked if he could use my potty. I yawned and nodded and he walked into the potty room (water closet?) and came back out and said he couldn't use it, because there was toilet paper in it.
So, I flushed the potty.
Which promptly overflowed onto the floor.
All before 7:00am.
I hung my head, threw some towels on the floor, hoisted a pajama-clad Cub onto my hip, and headed out the door to get some coffee. A quiet drive and some yummy caffeine (and a now happy, chatty Cub) were exactly the remedy I needed. I quickly cleaned up the floor, woke up my husband, fed the kids, dressed Cub and Lydia, and threw on some mascara and my coat and headed out the door to take them to their 8:00am doctor's appointment.
I realized at the doctor's office that I was still wearing my leggings.
Now. A few months ago, if you had asked me my opinion on wearing leggings as pants in public, I would have said a resounding NO. They're TIGHT! GROSS!
As I sat there, I realized my tank top (yes, the one I slept in) was long enough to cover ... you know. Cover what it needed to. And my dolman sweater (yes, the one I wore yesterday) was nice and baggy. And my coat was chunky. And, my boots were tall, so all in all, not much of my legs were exposed.
Plus, these leggings are thick and not like tights-leggings.
When I walked in the door after coming home from the doctor, I asked my hubby to take a quick picture of me so I could write a post about leggings. So. This is me about fifteen minutes ago, ha ha:
And now I ask you: Are leggings okay to wear in public? I am starting to lean towards "yes", under certain circumstances ... especially on a morning like this morning. Will I wear them for a dinner out? No (unless I'm wearing a tunic or something). But for running errands, mopping up toilet water, etc., I actually don't mind them as much as I used to.
Now. What do YOU think?? Yay, or nay?
Have a lovely day!