I am writing this post with hopes, make that desperation, that I receive some advise from other moms out there. Heck, advise from anyone for that matter will be fine.
Of the many things that I have yet to master regarding motherhood, and perhaps one the most seemingly simple yet exceedingly difficult things, is that I still do not have a routine for getting ready in the morning. Or afternoon. Or in the ten minutes before Chris walks in the door from work - I will not let him think that I sit around in my pajamas eating bon bons all day - ha.
On an excellent day, I am up, showered, dressed, ready and sipping coffee before Logan even wakes up between 6:30 and 7 am. I think this has happened once.
On a good day, I am up and showered before Logan wakes up. I then proceed to spend the next hour running around like a chicken with my head cut off getting her ready and packed up. I blow dry my hair with her yanking at my legs and wanting to be held. Applying make up with one hand as she tries to grab the mascara wand out of it. And getting dressed while throwing every other article of clothing on top of her to keep her distracted and laughing. These are usually the days that I am in the office, and therefore have no choice about getting ready by 8:00am when we head out the door.
On an average day, the days I work from home typically or on the weekends, I get up when Logan gets up, don't shower, stay in work-out clothes for the greater part of the day, do my make up in spurts whenever I have a chance to sneak off into the bathroom or while Logan is taking her morning nap (thank God for naps). I end up looking semi-normal on these days, but still would choose not to run into anyone I know.
And on a bad day... a bad day like today...I am somehow still in sleep shorts and v-neck Gap t-shirt. For all practical purposes, my pajamas. Sans make up and any sort of respectable hair style. TLC's 'What not to Wear' was looking for me today, I guarantee it.
So, I must know. Will it be like this forever? Just tell me, I need to hear the truth.
And what about that coveted morning nap? What happens when that goes away? Or what happens when I have another child who will most definitely be on a different schedule?
Do I have to wake up at 5am every morning if I want to get ready in a somewhat normal fashion? Do I need to purchase a Flat Screen for Logan's room so she can watch Baby Einstein in the safety of her crib (only kidding, but maybe not if it works, ha)? Do I need to hire a nanny for an hour each morning?
So pretty please, tell me: What do you do with your kids while you are getting ready and what is your advice on the subject?