I'm not a morning person by any stretch of the imagination. My dear mother would have to drag me out of bed as a child (my sister preferred to wet my face with cold water to get me out of bed). Luckily Noah-the-Pooh quickly learned to sleep through the night and sleep in late. I was not so lucky with Jack-Jack. He's definitely a morning lark preferring to wake up at 7am (and it took alot of work to get him to sleep until then!). Now with newborn Carlitos keeping me up at night, I'm not a happy camper in the morning. So how do I shake off that urge to slumber and put on a cheery face for the kids? I put on my apron!
I know it sounds silly, but it is truly amazing how a simple apron can put you in the "mama" mood. When I put my apron on I want to bake a dozen cupcakes, do a "pots n' pans" rock band with my boys, or cuddle up with them and read a book. My apron makes me want to invite all the neighborhood kids for some milk n' cookies. If I had chickens, I'd gather and carry the eggs in my apron...okay you get the idea...aprons are more than functional...they are essential for getting in "The Vintage Mama" mood!
Don't have an apron? Check out these fabulous handmade aprons from Etsy!
Amy Butler's Happy Dots - Paloma Chic Apron by SassyApron
The Olivia Full Apron by A Bushel and A Peck
Retro Style Halter Apron by Yellow Bird Design
Retro 50s BLACK POLKA DOT full APRON by Lover Dover Clothing
Red and White Polka Dot Flared Apron by Dianne Designer Aprons
The MAGGIE Vintage Inspired Black and White Damask Full Apron by Boojiboo