Tuesday, September 30, 2008

How pathetic am I? Let me tell you...

Last night I seriously planned out how to get a shower at least every thirty-six hours all this week. Even lamer? I know for sure that I hadn't done that (and maybe in spite of doing that) I wouldn't get a shower oftener than every 48 hours, because that's the point at which I start to be able to smell myself and my bristle-y legs really start to annoy me. So here's how it goes:

I have to work backwards from Saturday night. Sat night showers are a given. Church is at 8:30 Sunday morning and there's no way on God's green earth I can get myself and two kids (and J) into the car, clothed and in our right minds by 8:15 if I have to take a shower when I wake up.

So if I know I'm going to take a shower Saturday night, then I should probably plan to take one Friday morning, which is fine, because Friday is relatively peaceful around here. And I have time to do school with S before L arrives at 12.


So then that means I could take a shower Wednesday night, but that doesn't work because we have friends for dinner Wednesdays and I never have the energy to take a shower after 10 at night. (What can I say? Conversation is more important to me than cleanliness) So I guess it'll have to be Thursday morning. Nope, wait. It'll have to be Thursday during naptime... We don't do showers when kids are awake around here. It can lead to all kinds of weirdness. School has to be finished by noon on Thursday because I have to teach and S has ballet all afternoon. SO, ok, Thursday, naptime, take a shower... And yay! That means Tuesday morning is shower-time and I can go to bed now and not have to shower!! Whoo-hoo!

How sad is that?

7 comments:

Shelly W said...

Hi Elisa! Just popped over to say thanks for commenting on my Inspired Bliss post. The photo was taken my by daughter last spring when we were in Oxford, England. Isn't it just lovely? Hope you stop on by my blog sometime!

I got a laugh out of your blog post today. I remember those days . . . These days I shower pretty much every day. :)

The Cranberry Paper said...

awwuh I totally know how that is. In fact....I pretty much have come to the point where my husband is like " You smell...shower now" because I think Im immune to my own funky-funk. Oh well...at least he helps me :) You'll get it together! I love your blog!!

Herb of Grace said...

Haha, tcp, if J noticed I think I would die. That would just about be the icing on the cake...

Rachel said...

I must admit that getting a shower is something that I HAVE to do! I shower every DAY! It is a MUST!! But I actually get up earlier just to do it, because I can't stand showering at night! So, if I have to leave the house at 8am, I will specifically get up at 6am if I have to!! Yes, this might sound crazy, but it works for me!! : )

Herb of Grace said...

Oh man, Rachel, is only 6:00 was "early" around here! My kids are usually up and calling for breakfast by about 6:30 and since J has to leave for work at 7:15, I have to have him and the kids fed and he needs a lunch, too!

Rachel said...

Yes, it sounds like your morning starts earlier than mine! Collin is up early, usually by 6:30, but Emma isn't usually up until at least 7:30, sometimes later! So I usually shower before I get her up, letting her play in her bed longer if needed.
So I guess you would have to get up pretty early to get it in before breakfast!! : ) I have occasionally let the kids watch a little video while I take - literally - 2 minute shower and that works for my kids.
Oh well, I know it is hard to get it in!!

Laurie B. said...

I think I can smell you from here!