Monday, November 15, 2010
THE MOMMY BATH
Every morning Moms all over get up and start their day as Mom. Some however start their day as Beth, Christina, Tracy or Jacinda. Some Moms take some time to themselves to start the day. I do this. Every morning I get up, get the kids up. Give them instructions. The same ones every morning about getting ready. They half listen to these. Considering that I am about to go off duty for 20 to 30 minutes I am nor to harsh about this unless we are on a time crunch that morning. Then I go and relax in a hot bath tub.
I have heard tell from some Moms how their kids think this means that they should run into the bathroom every five minutes. Lock. The. Door.
I have listened to how noisy the kids are. Beastie Boys are louder.
I have heard how the kids are small. Oh
No, wait I do have a solution, I had all little ones once. Here is what you do. Change them. Clean them. Give them cereal. Turn on the boob tube. (insert educational video if it makes you feel better) and place real little ones in a playpen. If your child is to small to eat unsupervised then skip the cereal. When mine were infants I placed them in a car seat in the bathroom with me. Except Indy who had older siblings.
Yep it has to be done. Why? Well I was told some 14 years ago that a Mom who looks after herself will do a better job looking after her kids, and that the kids will learn to do the same. The rest of our day is going to revolve around our children. Especially SAHMs. Add homeschooling into the mix and you are probably spending time after they go to bed getting their schoolwork ready. So taking 20, 30 or 40 minutes to your self is not selfish. It is something that benefits your kids. So that's it. That's what I was inspired to write today. When I was a childbirth educator I took 1-2 lessons to go over this to the new Moms. I believe in it and I was inspired to share this today when looking out my bathroom window at a beautiful view of a crisp clear November morning. That view was a's relaxing a's my bath. It made me think of my bath. I had to share. And as I slipped into my tub with this view I knew that I had to share what was bringing me peace.
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