Hubs and I are having my mom and grandparents over for dinner tonight to celebrate my mom's birthday (yay!), so I've had a busy day or two! Last night, I put together a list of all that I needed to do. There was the food: PW's lasagna, salad, garlic-cheese sweet bread, the cake: chocolate with chocolate mousse filling with vanilla buttercream frosting and a chopped Hershey's bar coating, and of course the laundry and cleaning: bathroom, kitchen, sweep floors, dust, pick up toys, etc. There was the card to fill out and the gift to wrap (I'm oh-so-excited about the gift... will share more soon!). And let's not forget how I totally forgot Chase had his PT appointment here this morning (it wasn't until his awesome PT and OT knocked on my door and I looked through the peep-hole thingy that I remembered... and I was up to my elbows in buttercream!). Then of course came a quick run to the grocery store with the kiddos before lunch.
I say all of this to tell you how I had to laugh at myself when, quite literally, I added "shower" to my to do list. Yes, people, I need to be reminded to take a shower. When you're living in a world of snow days, dirty diapers, snack times, laundry folding, cake baking, lasagna making and lunch cooking, it becomes necessary to have that little reminder that during nap time -- my ONLY "me" time for the day -- I must use that time wisely and get myself a shower. It's so funny to me that before kids, I would have never needed to be reminded to take a shower, much less have to schedule myself a shower. Life sure does change when you have kids, but I contend it's all for the better! Well, at least most of the time... ;)