This week on doing something I did before I had kids
Painting my nails
I know that some, well probably most of you are pretty good at taking care of yourselves, I guess I am too, most of the time. Showering at least twice a week counts right? Oh man I remember when I was single and showered every day, went to the gym, did my hair every day and always had cute toe nails. I actually remember being sixteen and looking at the moms in church and thinking, “Seriously, they can’t wake up early enough to at least curl their hair and put on a dab of makeup?” Now I see it is much less about the time and much more about the will, not as if I have a ton of “free” time these days either.
In fact, the whole painting my nails thing only worked today because both kids went down to naps simultaneously… and I choose to ignore the host of other tasks that are always there waiting to be done when nap time comes. Cuz you know that as soon as you put that polish on fifty new things will pop into your head bidding for you attention. But if you don’t wait the full fifteen minutes until the polish is set and hard your are gonna make a mess and the whole thing will be for naught.
Here is the mess I was in
Pretty sure that has been sitting on those not so pretty piggies since last Summer or at least Fall
Shopping for polish was fun, except I am so cheap and don’t know what colors are “in,” but this is what I came home with
And here is the final product.
And just for fun, I did my nails too. As I was painting them my mother-in-law said, “I don’t think I have ever seen you with painted nails.” And she is probably right, between sports and food service I have not often painted my nails. But I think I kinda like it.
PS to you moms out there who do rock it and get your self together every day, hair, make up, shoes and great outfit power to ya. Seriously that is awesome and I idealize you. But to you that don’t that is ok too man, it is all about feeling good and being happy in your own skin. These pretty girl things do make me feel happy and I do like my nails being done, that is why when I thought about some of the things I did before I had kids this was the first thing I decided to try.
So get out there and do something you enjoy that you haven’t done in a while.