Monday, June 27, 2011

I Took a Shower Today

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.