Sheila suggested we post a before and after photo.... Let's just say mine would have been waaaaay too inappropriate and embarrassing to share. Anyway, I did hop in the shower after winning yet another "you will take a nap!" mini-war against the boys, and it was heavenly. I turned on my bathroom heater, cranked up my Beethoven Pandora Station (my attempt to be more mature), and adjusted the water to "burn all the skin off upon contact" hot.
Since I rarely wash my hair anymore (who has time for such things???), it took less than 20 minutes to shower, get dressed, re-comb/fix my hair, apply a little make-up, and snap this picture.
I'm sad/happy to say that my husband did a double-take when he got home, and he told me I looked nice. I decided I'd make it a personal goal of mine to get dressed first thing in the morning the rest of the week. And since I'm a SAHM and don't get out much, I'll be posting pics on our facebook page daily... I need some sort of audience. ;-)
But seriously, when I'm dressed, I'm more motivated to get things done. Also, I tend to be nicer to my kids during the day. And my husband, who has eyes only for me :), really appreciates it.
Here's my photo today. I took this around 9:00am. Success!!!
|Ok, let's be honest, I took off the necklace and shoes right after this, but I did put them on as I was running out the door.|
An added bonus from getting dressed early was that when my husband called asking if I'd like to meet him for lunch, I wasn't stressed about getting everyone, including myself, ready. Instead, I just changed a couple of diapers, and we were out the door. It allowed us to have a peaceful and relaxing lunch together.
|Goofy boys with dirty faces|
Do you find it hard to get ready in the morning? Does your attitude change once you are ready?