Thursday, February 16, 2012

This Should Not Be Me, My Kids are Preschoolers

I've developed a really nasty habit. One I have GOT to break.  I realized today, I have started showering only once a week. And I am wearing the same clothes two and three days in a row. GROSS.

It is winter, so I'm not as active or sweaty, but really, this is so very very wrong. My children are 2 and 4 and my husband is home all the time right now. I have no reason to no shower. It's not even that I'm lazy. I just don't care. DOUBLE GROSS.  I am going to fix this.

I am now scheduling my showers. I have a husband at home; I don't have to wake up early or wait until nap time. I am going to plan a shower into my day the way I would plan a shopping trip or a lunch with a friend. I guess if the shower is hot enough, it is like a lunch date. I'm thinking Saturday morning (so my hair is a day old when I style it for church on Sunday), Monday night, and Thursday while Johnny is at preschool. I am not allowed to plan outings, doctors appointments, or anything else during this time. I cannot become THAT mom. I will be clean and well groomed. I will look like a together mom, even though I am tired and frazzled and overdue for a break.


  1. I can relate. That was me. My kids are now 5 and 8. What I tried to do is take a super-quick shower before The Husband left for work. I mean, like, 2 minute shower. It was more for my brain than anything. Maybe this would help you? Then those extra showers you have scheduled could be time to really just relax and mentally recharge.

    It gets easier (but they are very cute at 2 and 4). Can you get a college girl to sit for you one morning a week for 3 hours? this saved my sanity. I would go to Starbucks and read the paper or Target and wander the aisles. Ahhh, bliss.


    1. I actually have the best mother in the world. She takes one kid at a time, my 2 year old daughter on Monday's over night, and my 4 year old son on Friday afternoons. It gives me some one on one time and a little time to relax. The kids seem to be less work with it's just one of fighting, hitting, screaming, etc.

  2. I had my first stay at home experience last year Brea, I worked from home for a few months. I agree with Mov, it should really be one of the first things you do in the day. It kick starts the brain.
    But on a positive note one of my friends on Facebook says he has stopped showering completely and is healthier than ever. He reckons that showering takes away healthy germ fighting microbes. So perhaps your lack of showering is a good thing.


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