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Michelle’s Dress

Michelle Obama Easter 2013

Michelle Obama Easter 2013

Earth shattering, mind blowing news alert:

Michelle Obama wore the same dress more than once!

Yes, I actually did just read an article celebrating our first lady’s outfit recycling. A few weeks ago, Miss Snarky Pants posted “An Open Letter to Michelle Obama,” which humorously decries American media for trivializing all things politically significant in favor of full-blown coverage of our FLOTUS’ bangs. And I’m appalled to report that it’s happened again.

Why in the world is Mrs. Obama’s Easter dress making news?

As a wife who married for love and a mother of almost three, I can tell you with absolute certainty that I’ve worn the dress I had on for Easter a hell of a lot more than three times. And because I don’t go to church with the same people I work with, I might just wear it again before the week is out. And even if you just so happen to notice that I’ve had it on twice in the same week, as long as I don’t smell like I haven’t bathed between wears, what difference does it make?

I can’t begin to express how disgusted I am with these articles. As a mother of daughters, the last thing I want them concerning themselves with is how often they are recognized in certain clothes. What’s even more upsetting to me is how all the intellect and concern for others Michelle Obama has is trumped routinely by non-issues.

So let’s just get it all out at once. Let’s say all the craziness that apparently “needs” to be said so that we can focus on real issues:

  • Michelle Obama Admits Putting on Pants One Leg at a Time
  • FLOTUS Brushes Her Teeth before Bed
  • Mrs. Obama Sometimes Eats with Elbows on the Table
  • First Lady Confesses to Having to Pee when She Wakes Up

Can we move on now?

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