5 Reasons The ‘Mom-Bun’ Should Be Respected (not judged)
You all know what I'm talking about. The "mom-bun" is something we've all seen on someone. It could be in the mirror or maybe it's at work but before you judge them (or yourself) think about what the mom-bun really means!
1. Others got prioritized above her hair.
When the alarm goes off in the morning, we have every intention of getting everyone ready and everything done, but the reality is, there are too many variables and the priority of hair drops far below helping get their teeth brushed, packing a good lunch or simply trying to be on time. In the last 1 minute before they have to, like really have to be out the door, she throws it up in a bun. But kids get dropped off and she's still on time. Mission accomplished.
2. Everything she represents is bundled up on top.
The day you become a mom everything changes. Whether that's birth mom, adopted mom, stepmom (mad respect, read more), hey even dog mom, it's a responsibility that adds a whole new level of hard. Most would say she "let herself go" but really she has found a whole new her. She's mom, but a maid, a coach and a cheerleader, a listener and a doctor, a chauffeur and a chef. She's all of these things in one cute little 'do.
3. She does WHATEVER is needed to get things done.
Let me be real (and) clear here. When my baby was just weeks old and couldn't poop and nothing worked........I sat in a warm bathtub with him, massaging his belly until things could be released. That's like 18 levels beyond taking one for the team! But no matter what the task or obstacle in front of her is, she's willing to do it, and does it to the max. The mom bun just represents the focus on her to-do list and not her hair.
According to a recent study, the average working mom works 98 hours a week. A WEEK! That's blood, sweat, tears and probably some poop and jelly stains, no wonder you are rocking a mom bun. These ladies get stuff done and MORE than their share. The average 40 hour work week is laughable to this powerhouse gal. (If you need a quick reference, that's 2.5 jobs.)
5. Business in the front....reality on the top.
Have you ever seen the process? The often reactionary, grab 'n' go process where she gathers her hair into a pineapple bulge on top of her head and wraps it with a hair band? All you should be thinking is "Boss about to get some stuff done!" It's bread from the "mom stare". Both should be taken very seriously.
If you are a mom-bun wearing female, you deserve all the respect in the world! You work hard, play hard, and love hard! You rock that pineapple masterpiece, girl!