Feel free to adjust the number/ages of children to apply to your life.
First of all, I'm not claiming I look good....all the time...or ever. These are just the things I do that make me feel like I'm lookin' good. Take it with a grain of salt. Or a piece of chocolate cake.
Actually, you have my permission to always take what I say with a piece of chocolate cake.
On to this oh-so-not-important list.....
|Sling courtesy of The Industrial Cottage|
random strangers like to comment on how exhausted I look. The concealer is a miracle worker in hiding the bags under my eyes...and the eyelash curler allows my eyes to appear fully open.....even when they are half-closed.
|THIS is what happens when a 5 year old is your photographer....|
|AND THIS is what happens when it is a 3 year old.|
Hey! Don't look down on me....my days are spent sustaining human life...what did YOU do today???
6. Shower - or at least splash water on your face - every day. Trust me. It doesn't matter that you take a military-esque shower....it will make you feel better. It also doesn't matter if you are showering purely to remove your "unexpected" accessory from your hair-face-body....just do it. And it helps you peel your eyelids up after not sleeping for months on end.
7. Smile. Because no matter how exhausted-dirty-flabby you are (Or feel!), this phase is just that - a phase. It will pass. And once it's over you will look back and remember the insanity of these moments fondly. You will look at mamas in this phase with nostalgia and a psychotic pull to return there...until you realize you have actually slept through the night more than once in the past year. Without medication.
You will smile an encouraging smile...then hand them a wet wipe to remove the snot from their shoulder.