I see moms all the time that always look so put together, hair perfect, manicures, talking about the latest book they’ve just read, etc etc…. As I sit here needing to mop and vacuum and do some laundry, I wonder HOW THEY DO IT?!?!?! I have a bookshelf full of books that I’ve yet to finish or even start!! (I have an obsession with Barnes and nobles and never walk out of there without a coffee and a new book to add to my “I’ll eventually read you” shelf) So my question is…
If you had time to do some pre-kid activities, what would you do?!
*read every book on my shelf.
*always be on top of the laundry instead of SERIOUSLY avoiding it
*become a fitness guru.
*always have AMAZINGLY pretty fingernails instead of the nubs I have.
*get my exploring on. Seriously, I live in Alaska for crying out loud! I would LOVE to actually get out and explore without worrying about tiny fingers and toes freezing off and kids getting bored/cranky/tired/etc.
How do they do it?! How do they always look so put together?! I’m sitting here in a tanktop and sweats, hair a mess, seriously needing to paint my toes. (I’m serious. They’re looking ROUGH!)
I’ve heard it all:
*Do it while they nap….
—mine don’t nap.
*When they go to bed….
—psht please!! By the time they go to bed, i’m too busy stuffing my face full of the food I didn’t get to eat earlier and mad crazy cleaning up and then sitting on my butt, getting those two seconds of peace before one of them wakes up, the dog needs to potty or hubby is ready for bed.
*Get a sitter for the day….
—not for me. I HATE getting a sitter unless it’s more neccessary. I have two kids, man!! Two toddlers!! I don’t want to pay someone else to take care of their crazy butts so I can get my nails done.
Now, I’m not whining or moaning about my kids, they are the best thing that has ever happened to us. I’m just asking/blogging/stating my opinion, etc etc.
I imagine once they are in school, I will be bored to tears and probably accomplish everything on the list above, but until then…. I’ll just dream and wonder and paint my baby girl’s toes instead.