7/25/12

From Routine to "Me Time"


I never cherished the joy that is taking a shower until after eli was born.

Pre-Eli a shower was just a mundane, routine task; get in, wash hair, body, shave if necessary and then exit.

Day after day.

Then Eli was born and I found myself yearning for a hot shower. As the mom of a newborn you are at their every beck and call. I was Eli's source of food, I was his sole comfoter from the hours of 8-5 and I also served as his place to throw up on, pee on and ocassionaly poop on.

Never in my life had I needed a shower more than I did those days.

Eli has gotten older and I'm no longer his entire source of food, nor does he throw up on me or cover me with his bodily fluids (most of the time) but I have maintained my love for a hot shower.

In fact I've even switched shower times. Before Eli I took all my showers in the morning, it was part of my routine. Now? I LOVE a long hot shower at night. I put Eli to bed and head for the shower.

When I get in the shower I can shut that glass (usually dirty) door and shut out the world. It's just me, some hot water and my thoughts. I plan blog posts in my head during a shower, I pray, I think about the day and look forward to events in the future. It's just my little ole time to get away.

I was recently sent a bottle of Dove visible care renewing creme body wash to try and I was so excited about trying it. Maybe a little too excited.

After Eli went to bed that night I hopped in the shower to try my new body wash.

I've been using it for a week and I LOVE IT. As someone who has very sensitive skin it's hard to find the perfect body wash but I have had no problems with Dove. It leaves my skin soft, there is none of that yucky residue and it foams up nicely which is a rule of mine. Body wash must be "foamable".

Can you relate to your showers going from routine to "me time"? Do you use your shower time as "me" time?? Do you prefer Morning or night showers??

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4 comments:

Claire said...

Oh, I love a good shower! I'm definitely an evening shower girl.

Life and Times . . . said...

I feel that way about a hot bath at night. It's the way I unwind. I shut everyone and everything else out. Can't go to bed without it.

sloandefyinggravity said...

I don't have kids, but my shower is definitely my "me" time. I remember being on a trip one time with a group of friends, and one of the girls stayed in the bathroom and talked to me while I was showering. I was sooo annoyed!

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