TAKE the SHOWER!
Here’s something I just can’t wrap my head around; how moms, new and old, don’t take time for a shower every day. I need a shower every day and not purely for hygiene reasons either. That hot shower is my five minutes to myself, a gift purely for me and not anyone else. Most days there’s a toddler or a baby in there with me- that’s a post for another day- but I always take the time to shower because it makes me feel human and ready to tackle the day; whether my day involves cleaning house or running errands around town.
I’ve heard it over and over again- I just didn’t have time to shower/wash my hair/brush my teeth/etc. Ladies, you are worth those precious minutes. Your babies and children will survive the time it takes to complete those basic tasks, even if they cry the whole time. I promise you will not do them irreparable harm from letting them cry while you shower, contrary to what you’ve ready on Scary Mommy. You will be a better parent after taking care of you, I promise. Maybe it’s not a shower either, maybe you need an hour in the gym or thirty minutes to walk around the block or to nap! It’s ok to take care of you. I’m going to say that again because it’s important- It’s ok to take care of you.
So go ahead and shower. You can thank me later. -Kristen Jokenin BS, DONA Trained Doula .
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