Wednesday, August 10, 2011

picture me {im}perfectly: personal care

Ok, so this post is sorta light hearted.

And seriously makes me chuckle.

My kids have certain terms they use to

call mommy's re-growth on my legs.

Which by the way happens way too fast for my liking.

My three year old tells me, "Mommy you have splinters."

And my nine year old son, no matter how many times I correct him

over the years, still tells me, "Mommy your fur is growing in."

It's NOT fur.  Ok.  Humans do not have fur.

Seriously embarrassing.

I swore that I'd never be one of those moms who throws on sweats 

and tennis shoes in the morning.

BUT oh so often I do and I AM that mom.

And I like it.  It's comfortable, so there.

Prior to having kids I had the kind of job where I had to wear a suit 

every day.

I blew out my hair every day.

I got french manicures and pedicures.

That was ten years ago.

Now, I do manage the pedicures, though not as frequently.

And the manicures, long ago I decided with all the hand washing 

we moms do, it's just not worth it.

Over the course of the last ten years, with our growing family's 

needs and morning routine,  mom's personal care

often gets pushed to the back burner.  

I've gotten so good at streamlining my routine.

I know my husband loves that.

The me of a decade ago would have never believed it possible.

I'm not saying I've relegated myself to cavewoman status.

I do still try to put myself together.

It's just the whole shaving thing.... well it doesn't happen every day.

And I'm ok with my (ahem) fur.

Now just give mommy some privacy and I'll go shower! :)


Raeanne said...

Love it!~ Made me laugh too!!

Jen said...

My little man just rubs my legs and gives me this look mom that's gross! Thanks for sharing today!

hill said...

this is hysterical. thank you for linking up, friend! xoxo.

Laura said...

Perfect! Right with ya. Shaving certainly comes last these days. So funny what little people say... :)

meg + andy said...

this is awesome. My kids are always intrigued by my "pokey" legs too! :)
And thanks for visiting- your girls sound so precious :)

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