I would say that I've always worn what I've wanted to when I want to. I've never had a particular style, I just usually went with what I liked. This remains true to this day regarding fashion and pretty much everything.
The funny thing is that I don't ever remember being into, or even wearing a fanny pack when it was "in style." Almost a year after I had my first child, I remember finding a box of old clothing and bags. I tossed most of the stuff in the garbage (I'm totally lying...I probably just folded it and put it in a new box in hopes that I will find a new way to wear it.) Interesting enough, I pulled an unused black leather fanny pack thinking that it would be good for an upcoming family day trip. I was 100% correct in my assumptions. I had a baby back pack bag along with my fanny pack and baby in arms, with no stress moving about. That trip changed the game for me. But guess what, I never even thought about the fact that, I took that fanny pack out of a box that was about 20 years old. Because I'm not really a "trendy," person I never really ever thought about me being "OUT of style." I got all kinds of looks about my fanny pack, most of the time it was the "Are you serious?" look. So I did what I normally do with things like this, I go from indifferent to learning to love what makes me different. That is where the "Fanny Pack Love," began.
There should be NO shame in sacrificing style for what is going to make you a more productive parent. At least, that's where I am right now. I'm in the thick of mommy motherhood world and if it means that I can hold both of the walker's hands, carry the infant on my hip and pay the grocery bill with ease I'm cool with the stares, smirks, questions and comments. I've realized that I'm in a season, and one day I will get back to focusing on me. I give the moms out there that can have their hair and make-up flawless, impressive outfits accentuated with that perfect bag and shoe props. I don't know how they do it, because quite honestly, I'm impressed with myself for just brushing my teeth, combing my hair, changing my underwear and wearing the same color socks. Like I said, I'm in a season and right now where I am, a fanny pack is perrrrrrfect.
Fanny Pack Love
When we walk down the street together,
I feel like this is a love that could last forever.
Although friends and some family say that you must go,
I adjust you on my hip and simply say, "No."
I wish that folks would just stay in their lane,
They have no idea just how much you keep me sane.
Gone are the days frantically searching for keys, wallet, pen and phone.
So when discussing love pack, please watch your tone.
Kids under five, you know I have three...
Why would I bother with a shoulder bag, I prefer my arms and hands free!
I know its a fashion piece from the 80's and a bit later,
But when worn on my side, I feel like Angelina Jolie in Tomb Raider.
I've got black, I've got brown and my favorite is gray.
Bottom line ya'll, my FANNY PACK is here to stay!!!!