I have a 15 year old son who lives with his dad, he goes through periods where he spends every weekend with us and times where he comes once a month. Usually I try to go out to him and have lunch once a week when he doesn't come too often, but lately have not as much for fear of the places he chooses to eat. Anyway he was here last week after a month of not coming. I am usually in my over sized sweats but put on a newer pair of jeans and a tank top. He was in the garage and it was kind of dark and I walked in through the side. He says "who are you? ... Oh hey mom". I was surprised by his comment, turns out he didn't recognize the new thinner me. That felt pretty good! He said I was pretty, not something my teenage son has really ever said to me.
Yesterday I went to my brother in laws job and rang the door bell there, when he opened the door he also said " dang I knew u were coming but I didn't recognize u at first." It's nice to know all my hard work is really showing!