Every single one of these goes through my head every single morning. And this is just one part of one part of one part of the day.
- Are my clothes warm enough to keep from getting cold, which can cause intense pain?
- Are my clothes layerable so that I can undress when my hormones kick in and make me unbearably hot?
- Is the layerable shirt a tank top? Are my armpits shaved? If not, do I care?
- Does the neckline on my shirt allow for quick, easy access nursing for two?
- Does the neckline on my shirt allow for being yanked and pulled on during a toddler meltdown?
- Can my clothes handle water spots from drool or milk?
- Can my jewelry be pulled on and survive?
- Is my necklace at the right spot on my chest so the baby wont hit her head on it if I’m wearing her? Is it too hard-angled? (for the same reason)
- Are my shoes warm enough to walk outside in the cold, comfortable enough to chase down a toddler if necessary, cool enough to not overheat my feet due to such chasing, but cute enough that I don’t look like a complete mess?
- Do I have a hair-tie to pull back my hair if I get hot?
- Are my bracelets compatible with holding the baby’s head on my arm while nursing?
- Are my pants tight enough not to fall down when holding baby and chasing toddler?
- If they are a bit loose, is my shirt low enough in the back to cover it?
- Can my clothes snag on loose velcro from the baby’s sleep-sack? If no, will I remember that despite how hard I try, that velcro WILL find my sweater? It does not discriminate between expensive vs. consignment clothing.
Honestly, it’s a wonder I ever even get dressed at all.