Sometimes I feel like being a mom might be something similar to being an amputee. You know how when you lose a limb you realize how much you took the simple things in life for granted, like opening a can, or getting dressed, or whatever (well so they say bc you know, iv never actually lost a limb). Well instead of losing a limb Iv gained one. A very high maintenance, hyperactive, and needy limb. I can no longer go to the bathroom with out fear that the door will be yanked open for the whole house to see me doing my business. I can't paint my nails with out being climbed on and instructed to paint my leeches nails first. In every color I own. And then do it again. and again. Only to have those freshly painted wet nails, who said extra limb didnt have the patience to let dry, rubbed all over my clothes...
My most taken for granted daily activity since becoming a mom.... showers.
It's a luxury to be able to take a shower for longer than 3 min if at all now a days. Yes I can always take one with P, but really how relaxing can that be? And now that I watch my nephew 3-4 days a week that option has also seemed to go out the window.
Today my friends I finally got to take a shower while P took a nap. Now my hair is no longer slicked back with grease and people can rub up against my legs with out thinking they have encountered a cat, or a bear, or some other really hairy beast. It was so very nice.
yesterday I was sooo greasy that i had to wrap it up to hide the fact that it was glued to my head.
So mommas (or dads) am I alone (i know Im not) what simple task did you take for granted before you gained an extra limb (or five)?