I spent extra time debating my outfit in front of the mirror before going to work yesterday. It was a pre-pregnancy outfit, and the shirt was stretched tight around my waist. Was it accentuating the bump in a way that was cute? Or, was the whole look kind of slutty-pregnant, which worked fine for Rachel Green in Friends but would be less appropriate for a fourth grade teacher at a classical school?
Finally it got to be 7:00, and I was out of time to put together an alternative outfit. I figured I’d just go for it, reasoning that I could always hide out in my room more than usual if I decided to hate the outfit by the time I got to school. No worries, I would just lay low.
So I got to school and was immediately reminded by a flier on my desk that this was not a good day for laying low after all– it was picture day. So now my belly bump outfit is front and center on the picture that will be blown up to a large size and framed in the school entry hallway. Just for icing on the cake, the skirt I chose to wear yesterday is the exact one that I wore in last year’s school picture! How embarrassing! Hopefully some little squirt in the front row is giving bunny ears to his neighbor, and everyone can focus on that instead.