My name is Nina, but the little people running around my house call me Mommy. :) I'm a single Mom to 3 insanely cute/funny kids who keep me very busy! I cook, garden, read, drink wine and I'm addicted to Twitter. Oh.....and I swear a lot. Get used to it.
Today was one of those days when I woke up and said...."I have to shower NOW!!!". I just felt gross. BUT, with two small children running/crawling around the house, showering can be tough. I have to worry about what they're doing........is Lex laying on top of Lola again, is Lola choking on something, did Lex open the window again, are they fighting? The "worry list" goes on and on. So I always look at how things are going. Are the kids quiet and relaxed? Is Lex too focused on Lola? Is Lola whiney? This morning everything seemed A-O-K! So I made blueberry muffins, fed the kids, then let Lex pick out what he wanted to watch, made sure Lola's diaper was changed and that she had plenty to play with, then I ran to the bathroom. But not before giving Lex a list of do's and don'ts!
Do sit quietly
Do keep your hands and body to yourself
Don't get up unless you need to use the potty
Don't open any doors or windows
Don't lay on top of Lola
Don't bother Lola
He said...."Ok, Mom! I'm in charge, I'll be good" :D And 15 minutes later, not counting the many times I ran out naked to make sure all was ok, I was clean and the kids were alive. She played, he sat quietly and all was well. WHEW!! As I was getting dressed I thought to myself...."It's such a shame that showering is a luxury!!" Being a Mom means you give up a lot. You give up sleep, beauty, your body and sometimes being clean. Once the kids are in full-time school those things come back to you, but until then I'll take what I can get, when I can get it! But these faces are totally worth it..................