The story of an old fashioned, yet unique, rock and roll Mama, making it in this modern world.
" The real head of the family…low-voiced, incisive and subtle, smiles are rare…ruined beauty…contemptuous and original and with fierce family loyalty…even in disposition, muted, witty, sometimes deadly…given to low-keyed rhapsodies about her garden of deadly nightshade, henbane and dwarf’s hair..."- Charles Addams description of Morticia Addams
Monday, August 16, 2010
Never Underestimate the Power of Shower
Before Wolfie came along pampering myself included buying a new outfit, a mani/pedi, a Starbucks coffee, and getting my hair styled. Now pampering comes in the form of necessary hygiene, such as: showering, brushing teeth, and maybe if i'm lucky...shaving my legs!!!! Now don't get me wrong, my number one priority, like most Mamas, is to keep my boy happy and safe; however, making myself feel human enough to do that is helping. I'm starting to get the balance between being a complete slob and a selfish diva. I've found that spending just a little time (carefully timed between naps and him sitting in his swing or bouncer) on myself getting something as simple as a shower or doing my hair makes a world of difference in how I feel and I believe also resignating into how positive I am for the day. I almost feel like when you are able to take that time to feel good about yourself it's like putting on your armor to get through the day confidently, even if your having a day where you don't feel so confident. I officially see why my friend Tracey would think I brought her a million dollars on the days I would come over and watch her little ones just so she could shower. After tonights complete pampering...all inclusive with hair washing AND flossing, if you can believe it, I've decided I will take the time to take care of myself and at least use it as some personal time to "cleanse" any negativity off of me. Bonus will be taking some time to workout and get my body back, and do some ninja type hair and makeup skills because we all know on the lack of sleep you get from a baby who still gets up 2 to 4 times a night....I can't wake up looking like Morticia!