Young girls dressed up in ridiculous barely there frocks with 6 inch stiletto hooker heels. They stumble awkwardly, trying to maintain their balance and appear confident, all the while tugging the top of their too small strapless dress up again. Their Mamas walk behind them, oblivious to their error, cooing about the pictures they will take, seeing their daughters off to the night of Homecoming dances and who knows what else these days.
(Scene from the park on Friday evening while I played with the boys on the climber and observed the going ons).
I never did that, at least I do not think that blatantly and at such a young age. I maybe cringe a little bit when I think back on my concept of sexy in those high school years. But it seems like the sexy gets younger every year. And no offense to my Mama friends with girls, but I am glad I escaped that part of the world.
Now, I do think I know what sexy can be. It can be a lovely night (later that same Friday actually) with a close girlfriend, taking pictures to give to her husband as a Christmas surprise. Tasteful, yet revealing and just beautiful.
The best part…she looked at the photos and told me she felt wonderful seeing herself like that. A night that started with us both being a little nervous (remedied by a few glasses of bubbly) ended with a set of racy photos, a totally trashed living room and two very empowered women (three, if you count her adorable sister who was my photog assistant).
Post baby (babies) I think we all have to reclaim our own sexy goddess. I am still looking for mine, but I am so glad I was able to help another mama find hers.
And who knows, this could lead me into a new career direction. I can see it now…the ‘Bawdy Mama ‘ Photographer. Already all my other friends are clamoring for a night for their own session.
Just so you know…J okayed the use of her photos. And they were quite a bit racier, but I cropped out all the good stuff ;)
My favorite of the night
So, now, I challenge you, all my Mama (and non Mama friends) to do something for yourself that brings to the surface a little of the sexy. Maybe a new pair of pretty panties, maybe wear something that brings out your racy side….and enjoy it. We do not have to leave the sexy to the teenage girls, actually, it is probably okay for us grown women to take it back.