Someone dropped by today and I hadn’t had a shower yet and I was so embarrassed by how gross I looked. I mean, I hadn’t even looked at myself in the mirror all day and so I am pretty sure it was awful.
Good thing she’s a good friend so I got over it quickly. ha!
But the truth is. I don’t shower everyday. Do I want to? Absolutely! But there are some days where if the stars align and the kids’ naps are somewhat at the same time I have to choose between the following a) cleaning b) resting myself c) shower or d) blogging. And we all know that most of the time I choose to blog (you’re welcome but don’t smell me or my house! ha!). Its my hobby, my sanity saver.
Showering during naps is tricky too. If Rory wakes up she could get into so much without me knowing. And if Ryder wakes up crying really loud when Rory is sleeping it could be disastrous on many levels.
Enter “the mom shower”.
I have to set everything up perfectly to take a shower.
I set Rory up with Sesame Street or Tangled because it is THE ONLY thing she would ever sit and watch long enough without getting into trouble. I give her a drink, a snack, and the movie. With Ryder, I either put her in her bouncy or swing and pray she cooperates. (Well that was what I did until Ryder came into the bathroom carrying her because she got her out of seat.) Now I put her in her crib and let her play and put herself to sleep in the afternoon. Thats my only window to shower.
Is that not insane? I get a tiny window some days to shower.
And lets be honest. The mom shower isn’t a shower like other people take. Its goes like this: jump in after checking that everyone is still cooperating, soap up hair, peep out to check on everyone, rinse hair, peep out, soap up, peep out, rinse off, and exit. I mean, showers are 5 minutes around here.
But can I tell you how many times I’ve had to exit the shower mid-hair wash? I mean its crazy how many times I’ve had to question whether or not I even washed my hair.
Anyone else out there relate to this? Am I the only one with insane kids that can’t be trusted during showers?
Doesn’t Rory look so cute watching Sesame Street while I got ready today? Doesn’t she look SO BIG?!
She loves to dance and copy what they are doing on the show too. So cute. So big. And I’m so sad.
and then she dances and sings.
Just in case you are wondering, I did get a mom shower today and did wash my hair. I think.