I'm an at home mom to 2 small children ( one is 21 months, the other just turned 1 month). I love being a mom, but I don't love how unglamourous my life has become.
Yesterday was pretty much the same as all my days are.I was spit-up on no less than 8 times. It wasn't just a little bit of spit. Oh, no....the floodgates were opened. So, here I sit at 12:30 in the afternoon in my pajamas waiting for the washer to finish.
Seeing as it is allergy season around here means there are runny noses. Can you see where I'm going with this? My son used me as a kleenex yesterday. Whenever his runny nose bothered him he would come running to me, give me a hug, then ask for a kleenex. Yup, I got slimed.
Having two small kids means we go through a lot of diapers. Yesterday, against my better judgement, I headed off to Target just before nap time. That was not a good idea. I walked in with 2 fussy kids, and walked out a half hour later with $95.00 worth of extra stuff and kids in full blown melt down mode.
This morning I glanced at myself in the mirror. Yikes! That was scary! The bags and circles under my eyes are huge! My hair looks like straw, and in the month since my daughter was born I can count on one hand the times I've put my contact lenses in.
So is the life of a mom.
I'm not going to take this laying down though (if I did I might fall asleep). I'm going to do something about it. Tonight I'm going to give myself a mini facial. Tomorrow I'm going to get my hair cut. On Saturday I'm going to treat myself to a pedicure (they better have my favorite color back in - O.P.I Deer Valley Spice). Hopefully, I'll be able to notice a difference, and hopefully nobody else will notice the little reminders all over me that I am a new mom :)