Ah, yoga pants. Before you had kids, you might have thought these stretchy little miracles were for…well, yoga. Boy, were you naive.
Yoga pants are pretty much a mom cliche now, and for good reason — they’re fricking incredible. They lift your butt. They don’t dig in at your Mom Belly. they’re comfortable and sometimes even stylish. They’re a motherhood wardrobe staple and a life without them wouldn’t be worth living. Well, ok — maybe not that dramatic. But close.
The funny moms of Twitter completely get your yoga pants obsession and have plenty to say on the topic of our favorite comfortable, butt-shaping saviors.
1. Totally reasonable.
Life is what happens when you’re trying to find a promo code so you don’t have to pay $5 shipping on your $98 yoga pants.
— Graceful AF (@graceful_asfuck) May 24, 2016
When you find a pair that flatters, any price is worth it. But that shipping tho.
2. How dare they.
Et tu, Brute?
-When I find a hole in the crotch of my favorite yoga pants.
— Mommy Cusses (@mommy_cusses) April 26, 2016
The ultimate betrayal. We know they won’t last forever, but once we’re attached, it’s difficult to accept their decline.
3. But at least you had on pants.
Some guy offered to buy me my groceries today. I guess my 3 kids and yoga pants didn’t scream “Mom with her shit together” like I had hoped.
— Cray at Home Ma (@cray_at_home_ma) March 3, 2016
Hey, free groceries never hurt anyone. I say this is all the more reason to keep wearing them.
4. Time to get turnt.
Ain’t no party like an introvert party because it’s me, at home, in my yoga pants.
— Ramblin’ Mama (@ramblinma) July 2, 2016
Yoga pants are the perfect attire for staying at home and hiding from people. Or going out in public. Or doing *gasp* actual yoga. Their versatility knows no bounds.
5. Liar, liar, yoga pants on fire.
My outfit today says “I’m going for a run in the fresh air and maybe do some yoga afterwards.”
My outfit is full of lies.
— Kim Bongiorno (@LetMeStart) September 19, 2014
It’s only when we admit that no yoga will ever be happening in our yoga pants that we can truly heal.
6. It’s like they knew.
Word got out that I bought yoga pants and now I am in all these Facebook mom groups, this is all happening so fast
— Tired Working Mom (@WorkingMom86) March 23, 2015
Every pair of yoga pants comes with a homing device that alerts a bunch of mom groups to your presence. Kidding but shit, that would be creepy af.
7. Better be Cool Ranch tho.
Why are “wine and yoga pants” jokes totally acceptable but “three bags of Doritos and a pair of 15-year-old granny panties” jokes are not?
— Sarah (est. 1975) (@est1975blog) May 22, 2016
Come sit next to me. I find these jokes totally acceptable in every way.
8. They’re just so damn forgiving.
I’ve officially turned “yoga pants” into an oxymoron. They should be called “I ate too many burgers this summer & only fit in these” pants.
— Domestic Goddess (@DomesticGoddss) August 27, 2014
The fact that I wore the same pair of yoga pants my whole pregnancy, even at the end when I weighed more than my husband, speaks volumes. They are magical pants. And that’s why you can pry them from our cold, dead hands.
Almost thought I was going to have to do laundry today, but then I found an older pair of yoga pants deep in my dresser drawer.
— Kate Hall (@KateWhineHall) March 20, 2014
Is there any wardrobe panic that rivals the “I’m out of clean yoga pants” wardrobe panic? Spoiler alert: no.
10. Screw it.
Shaving legs after winter:
Shave in the shower
Sit on the tub to get the parts you missed
Pluck the others
Just wear yoga pants all summer
— Marlebean (@Marlebean) April 5, 2016
Just put on the pants. They’re the cure for all that ails us.