their shoes and purse always match
they don't use a $1.49 Barnes & Noble bag as their purse
they are either dressed in perfectly matched size 0 Hollister wear or designer work out clothes
they don't look like they threw on whatever they found hanging over the end of the bed, usually jeans and a T shirt
they rarely have kid snot, left over food crums, or Cheeto orange fingerprints on their jeans
they always have make-up on - usually perfectly applied
they typically don't need to wear a hat to cover up 2 day hair
their names are usually Candy or Felicity
they love to discuss their latest diet and exercise routine with everyone in earshot
As I sat on the perimeter eavesdropping on their conversation last week, I heard several of them talking about their boys and the new haircuts they banded together to make them get. All of the boys belonging to "the group" had the same designer crewcut.
"Their hair just looked so... unkept."
And then I looked at my own boys.
Josh who hasn't had a haircut in at least the last year and hasn't WASHED his dreads since September....
And there's Jack who had to wear a headband last week to play soccer because he couldn't see through his long locks.
I wouldn't have them any other way, and I'm sure they feel the same way about me.