Actually, I have taken a shower every day since I had my little girl on June 2nd. I believe that’s a major accomplishment. Some of you are laughing and some of you are nodding your heads. It can be quite a challenge to squeeze in some personal time with a three week old. I had major challenges with my first daughter, now three. I felt like I couldn’t even put her down for five minutes to make a sandwich, but I have lived AND I have learned. This time is different.
I now realize that it’s important to take care of myself, in addition to my family. I try to refrain from camping out in front of the boob tube and fill my ‘spare’ time with more mind expanding things, like catching up on my reading. Sure, I might only get through three pages of my latest book (Born to Run), but it’s something. Right? My morning walks keep my body moving and lungs clear. It’s also a joy to see the baby’s visual reaction to a passing car, or a bird flying overhead. I make meals for me to enjoy – today I even used a pan.
So I showered today. I might even put on mascara. Ha! Who am I kidding? Of course I’ll put on mascara.