Grumpy pants

20 Sep

A little while ago I got home from work just as Michael had to take off for a business meeting.  It had been a long day and I was tired, but it wasn’t over yet.  I did the cooking, the child feeding, the bedtime routine, the whole bit.  And I waited for Michael to come home.  I was in my blue capri pants with a stripey blue top and I thought I’d just keep that outfit on until Michael got back because I wanted him to do a belly shot.  

Jade fell asleep and I decided to relax a bit before getting on with the dish-washing and lunch-packing part of the night.  Trouble was, I just couldn’t seem to settle down; I couldn’t get comfortable.

Finally, I decided to change into my “at-home uniform”: yoga pants and a comfortably loose top.  As soon as I slipped off the capris, I breathed a sigh of relief.  I suddenly realized that the band at the top of the pants had become too restrictive, maternity pants or no.  It was such a relief to get rid of the pressure, I instantly felt better… and realized that I’d had grumpy pants on all day.

So that’s where the expression comes from…

8 Responses to “Grumpy pants”

  1. Captain Momma September 20, 2008 at 9:15 pm #

    Thanks Fawn, that made me laugh! I’ll definitely be using that one in the future!


  2. allmycke September 20, 2008 at 9:55 pm #

    The moment I get inside the door from work, I get out of whatever I wore during the day. Not that I’m dressed to the nines at work – just to mark the difference between work and leisure.
    “Grumpy pants” was a good one – I’ll be using it as well!

  3. Mr Lady September 20, 2008 at 10:14 pm #

    HAHAHAHAHA! I never though of it like that before!

    Confession? That happens to me with my normal old fat pants now. Grrrr.

  4. MommyTime September 21, 2008 at 2:37 pm #

    Hahaha. I wonder what I’m supposed to call them if they make me grumpy to wear but I’m NOT pregnant?

  5. Sharl September 21, 2008 at 7:32 pm #

    Hi Fawn – Thanks for the Chuckle!!


  6. maleesha September 22, 2008 at 6:37 pm #

    yeah, you’re almost there. Sad when the maternity pants cease to be comfortable!

  7. Lara September 23, 2008 at 3:08 am #

    Hahahahhaha HAAA!
    I can totally relate!
    And Lorne would agree too.

    Problem is, right now its getting colder and I still only have one pair of maternity work pants, grey ones from Thyme. Aaaah. I need to get some more because it is definitely not dress, skirt and capri weather anymore!

    Hope to talk this week!


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