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Is It Just Me?

I feel odd when I pick-up my children from school. Am I paranoid? I get the feeling that the little clicks of certain mommies are watching me walk by and making comments after I've passed. How old am I again?

I didn't grow up in this neighborhood but I did live in the same town. When I was young this neighborhood had a bad reputation. But as time passed gentrification changed the area a bit. Yes, there is a Starbucks. And yes, there are cute shops locally owned by wonderful artists. The "old-timers" aren't happy with these changes however. And I think most of them attend my children's school.

I guess I represent this "change" and I'm not appreciated for the fact that I get out of my pajamas to pick-up my girls from school. I have big-girl pants and I'm going to wear them!

Perhaps I'm not appreciated for the fact that I like to give my children hugs and kisses when I see them, not a "What the hell took you so long?" (I just want to grab those kids and hug them most of all.)

Well, if I make those mom's uncomfortable, so be it.

Maybe I'll wear my pearls when I go to pick-up my girls today ;->

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