This was on the World News with Diane Sawyer's Facebook page yesterday. I looked at that question and thought to myself, "Yes, that's pretty much me to a T." I clicked on the comments and one woman said "All mothers should be doing that." I pondered on that one for a moment. Is that true? Are mothers just supposed to sacrifice everything to be a mother? Because they're mothers?
I can't recall the last time I had a mani/pedi. Was it when I treated Crusty and myself just before her wedding on October 1st? I had many a prenatal massage but I can't recall but one postnatal and I don't even remember when that was. I guess I get a haircut every couple of months but even that is a quick thirty minutes of "me time." Splurging on clothes now means buying jeans in a larger size because the others are cutting off my circulation. Or maybe it means grabbing some $8 tee shirts off the rack at Target. God forbid I actually have to dress up for something because I have nothing even semi-formal.
I hardly even look forward to the weekend because I know it means I have to clean the house and do all our laundry and definitely scrub the bunny cage. Either Husband or I is distracting the baby while the other is handling some kind of task. He handles the yard and the cooking but pretty much everything else falls on me. Let's not forget that he is gone A LOT. Right now he's in Hawaii and I get to play single mom until the 13th at midnight.
So yes, I guess being a mother does sort of make me an afterthought. Would I change it anything? Not for the world. Do I mind that I'm overweight? Maybe a little but that's only until Casey is giggling while mashing my belly and poking his finger deep into my belly button. I think all this extra padding just makes him want to snuggle me more. It sure doesn't slow us down when we spend every free second wrestling and playing. And he never looks at me like he minds that maybe my hair and makeup could be better. He doesn't seem to care that I'm not dressed to the nines. He just loves me because I'm mom.