Ok y’all , it’s time to admit something. I didn’t know what the term ” Hot Girl Summer” even meant or who Megan Thee Stallion was until a few days ago. I have to say I’m not the first to be in the loop with currant slang , events or sayings…. just ask my kids LOL!
If you are like I was , you might be squinting your eyes and questioning exactly *WHAT *is a Hot Girl Summer?? Maybe you’ve never heard of Megan Thee Stallion either but she’s the queen that came up with it. Let me tell ya, ever since I heard what it means I’ve been all over it!
Megan did an interview an explained that its about ” Woman and men being unapologetically them, having a good time , hyping up your friends and doing you.”
Ummmm has she met me ?! This is literally me EVERYDAY!
Now…. I get it ! You might be saying ” Renee, I’m just a mom out here trying to survive off of Matcha Lattes and dry shampoo, there are NO parties and I have very few friends to ” hype up”. Well guess what friends? I’d have to say “That’s literally me everyday too !”
Here are my top 3 ways I’m living my VERY best Hot Girl Summer as a mom:
1) I hype up my darn self ! Heck, I even hype up my kids ! Let’s face it, as you grow older you lose touch with the friends you might have had all of your twenties. Family responsibility, work and just life in general puts a strain on even the oldest of friendships. You might find yourself now spending those “Thirsty Thursday’s” and “Sunday Fundays ” with a gaggle of small children , juice boxes and inexplainable brown couch stains. If you’re like me, you wouldn’t change it for the world. I’m out here living my best life with the kids doing daily dance parties, sing offs and other random shenanigans. There’s no better feeling than to hype up a 4 year old pretending to break dance to hip hop baby shark.
2) I’m wearing a bathing suit ( maybe even a bikini ) and shorts ! *STORY TIME* ~I had a baby in April and earlier this spring I found myself standing in the Old navy trying on clothes for a family photo shoot and damn near in tears because nothing fit. I was 5 weeks postpartum y’all 5 WEEKS! This is absurd! We gotta stop pressuring ourselves to look a certain way, grab our bikinis and shorts and go out into these streets just KNOWING we are looking like a snack! I’ve seen so many people downing themselves online this summer because ” Their legs are too fat for shorts, muffin tops too big for bikinis and their arms too flappy for tanks”. Y’all ….. it’s TOO. DAGGONE. HOT. to be out here to be all bundled up ! Grab your suits and meet me at the beach.
3) Last but CERTAINLY not least always live your best mom life on YOUR terms ! Wanna let your kids eat popsicles in the bathtub at 9pm this summer during the week? Go head sis ! Wanna let them play in mud puddles and make mud angels ?? Sounds fun ! Don’t let other people dictate how you will spend your summer with YOUR kids. Have fun , be safe and just make sure you hydrate!