When I schlepped to the bus stop with the boys the other morning, someone said "you look nice" and then asked me where I was going. I find this funny. The reason I looked nice, inevitably, is because I actually showered.
I promised myself, B.C. (before children), that I was NEVER going to be that mom in the sweatpants & ponytail with no makeup. Nope! Not me! I would be fabulous not frumpy. I had good intentions, really. But then came my 2 beautiful boys within 15 months of each other. Mind you, we were married 7 years B.C. This was a bit of a change for me, to say the least. The saying "having a baby changes everything" doesn't even skim the surface.
I used to be meticulously groomed. What is it about having kids that makes you abandon basic grooming needs? Showering, combing your hair.. I don't even want to mention the shaving situation. I do suppose that I was too tired then, to lift the razor & go to work. (mind you, I am an Italian girl, and shaving is quite a project.)
There is a fascinating article (are you feeling the sarcasm??) on wiki-How on How to Be Well Groomed, Really? Yes, really. Apparently, we all need a bullet list to achieve this.
Here is the link
Number 1 on the list? (drum roll please..) Bathe daily unless specified otherwise by a medical professional.
See? I am on to something here. Showering is a good thing. Wiki says so!
OK, now I am rambling. My point is this, my friends: B.C. I was clean, all the time. Pedicures, nails, waxing. I did not have roots. I had 2 eyebrows! Don't panic when you find yourself in the parking lot of Stop & Shop, looking in the rear view mirror & to your horror, notice the random hairs that are setting up shop on your chin. It's all just part of the process.. B.C. Oh how I miss thee!
So my tip for the day: Shower! It will do wonders for your self-confidence..