1.) I will take a shower.
2.) I will make the bed.
There are a few add-ons on a good day too. I will do my makeup, I will do the dishes and stay on top of the laundry. But the first two items need to happen for me not to feel like a schlep (sp?). As a (we don't) stay-at-home (all day) mom, I think it's necessary, for me at least, to feel like I am a regular person who can be seen in public without feeling like a crazy-looking mombie (yeah, that's a zombie mom). So when I take a shower, I feel refreshed, and when I make the bed, the house feels refreshed, and in turn, I feel more refreshed. I don't know if that makes sense, but it works for me. And wearing cute "around town clothes" instead of sweatpants* makes me feel good too. With all the going out on adventures that we like to do, I still have fun picking out my own clothes, almost as much as I enjoy picking out all of Chloe's outfits and coordinated hair accessories. So yesterday, as I said, we went to Fairfax Corner to the interactive fountain. Also, as I said, we did a little window shopping, which was a mistake, because now I can't stop thinking about the adorable things that I saw at Ann Taylor Loft. Here are a couple of adorable little finds---what do you think?
|Love the little graphic design on the top---looks like embroidery. Comes in navy too...decisions!|
|Done with nursing = ease of summer dress wearing. So excited!|
|I almost bought these, but they were out of size 7. Boo.|
One more essential item, this time in the accessory department, a nice pair of stud earrings, because babies love them some danglies, but your ears will not love the baby loving them some danglies. I like these, also from Kohl's:
*Disclaimer: Believe me, there are days when the sweatpants are out in all of their glory. Everyone has to have a sweatpants day.