Monday, August 30, 2010
The other day, when it was 100 degrees outside and our air conditioner was broken, while my husband was off working the first of many 12 hour shifts, while I was attempting to go to the bathroom with a baby strapped to my chest (you've done it too, right?)- I caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror.
That woman- the one with pit stains that go down to her knees, the one that smells like somebody threw up all over her (because somebody probably did)... yeah thats me.
Maybe you need a close up of the hair? ...
Thats what it looks like when bobby pins have been piling up in a hair-like grease nest for 4 days.
You read that right. FOUR days.
Its not that I'm trying not to take a shower, because just thinking about hot water and soap, as I type this, puts a big imagining-being-pampered smile on my face. Between feeding two toddlers, a newborn (who has yet to learn what a bottle is- and I like it that way), a sasquatch, and on occasion- myself... somehow, the word "shower" gets forgotten. Personal hygiene altogether. The dishes need to get loaded into the washer. Somebody has to pick up the umbilical cord stump thats been laying on the floor for the past 3 days. And what is that smell? ...oh right. Again, its me.
Taking care of 5 people, is hard y'all!
My mom pointed out that I need to include myself, in the head count.
At least I remembered to put my glasses on today, instead of leaving them beside the bathroom sink, and then wondering why my eyes refuse to focus on anything more than 5 feet in front of me.
Maybe you need a full body shot? So you can see my pajamas-gone-uniform? Try not to be jealous...
At least theres toilet paper on the roll, right? Clearly, my priorities are all exactly where they need to be *heavy on the sarcasm*.
I did get a shower though, a couple hours later. You can only be spit up and pooped on so many times before you crack under the
I have a feeling my jeans are going to stay on the out-of-reach closet shelf for a very long time, at the rate I'm going.
And while I know it sounds like I'm nothing but complaints, I wouldn't trade the mold growing on my unintentional dreadlocks for fresh air and adult interaction, even if you payed me.
Ok maybe if you payed me.