Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Getting Dressed

Yesterday, Susan challenged me to join in with Sheila at To Love Honor and Vacuum and "fight the frump".  I was seriously a filthy mess as I read the first challenge, Get Dressed.  Let me lay it out for you.  It was 2pm.  I was wearing sweat pants, a nasty tank with multiple spit up stains (fresh and old), uncombed hair, and of course I still hadn't showered.

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.

He's becoming a chunker!

Goofy boys with dirty faces

I'll keep y'all posted on how I do this week with getting dressed/ready every morning.  I must say it's not easy finding time with a newborn, but it really doesn't take that long once I do.  Also, I feel much better after.  

Do you find it hard to get ready in the morning?  Does your attitude change once you are ready?


1 comment:

  1. Getting ready for the day makes a huge difference for me. When my oldest was was a newborn (15 years ago!) I read somewhere that making yourself presentable and looking nice, not only makes you feel better but it shows your children that you care about YOU! I've taken that to heart pretty much every day since!