Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Eternal sunshine of a distracted mind?

Or, a drastic case of mommy brain? Whatever it is I don't like it!

Congratulating myself on managing to take a shower while both kids were awake, and out of my arms reach (always a dangerous scenario), with no injuries sustained, I was feeling all smug and clean, here at my computer conveniently ignoring the laundry, the dishes and the unmade beds.

Until I discovered that I have only shaved one leg!

Someone please tell me that this is because I am a mother of two small kids, both of whom have me up at least once a night (and never at the same time, so I'm actually up at least twice a night)? Or am I doomed to a lifetime of embarrassing forgetfulness?

20 comments:

Jennifer aka Binky Bitch said...

I snorted out loud when I read this! I am continually rushing around in the shower, praying Carson hasn't unrolled all the toilet paper or sorted through the bathroom trash...and realize I've only shaved one leg or under one arm! So annoying. And so typical of being a Mom, I'm afraid.

Tuesday Girl said...

I take quick showers too usually with my kids watching a tv show on my bed. I usually get both legs shaved, but I miss a million places!

Jessica said...

At least you shaved one...that's one better than me!

my minivan is faster than yours said...

HILARIOUS!! No worries, the granola look is TOTALLY back in :)

WhatWorksForMom said...

ahhh yes, the small accomplishments are such big things (I can so relate).

tomorrow you can do the other leg - no big deal. One extremity a day isn't so bad! :)

Kimberly said...

Wow. Sounds like we had the same day.

Seriously.

Except I had my shower and completely forgot to shave. Period. Because I was that tired. Oi.

laurie said...

well...if it's because you have small children, then i have no excuse.

andi said...

But have you shaved the front of both legs and neglected the backs? That's what my worst forgetful showering experience looked like. And let me tell you, it was not pretty.

~JJ! said...

You shaved even a portion of your legs? AND you have TWO kids?

I gotta get crackin'.

wakeupandsmellthecoffee said...

Brings back memories of my daughter running to me while I was in the shower, carrying a video and shouting "Rewind, mummy." Or worse, "I went in potty, mummy, and baby crawled into it." In a couple of years, you'll have your brain -- and your showers -- back. Then when menopause hits, you'll forget to shave all over again.

lady macleod said...

with two small children you are fortunate to have one SHAVED leg! You goose! it will pass just roll out your sense of the absurd next to your sense of humor and all will be well...

Oh, The Joys said...

That's hilarious. Hairy and Hairless - sister legs.

Feener said...

oh the shower, the shower, i wonder non stop how other mom's are showering. i have almost considered to stop even trying

Christine said...

I'm thrilled if my ankles are shaved!

And I've forgotten to rinse out my hair conditioner. Lovely.

Sarah said...

Too funny! My advice? Wear pants!

jenny said...

You mean you managed to shave a leg?? Gosh, I've given up! I told Hubby that if he wanted smooth legs, he'd have to shave them himself. I barely have time to tackle the growth in my armpits!! I don't shower in the day time anymore, only after the kids are all in bed and none have gotten up again for at least an hour.

Bananas said...

One shaven leg... that's awesome. Talk about a time saver! "Honey, please just be sure to stay on my LEFT side..."

Annette Lyon said...

HAH!!! This is classic! Part of the glorious time that is young ones . . .

shauna said...

Now that's a good one. It was a public service really--helping all the other mommies out there feel just a little bit better. Showers are never a relaxing thing at my house either--I'm always either refereeing from in there or yelling at my youngest to stay off the kitchen countertops. When you think about it, it's amazing that we even dare enter the shower with sharp objects...

SAHMmy Says said...

Funny! Never know what I might find when I exit the shower; usually skip the shaving altogether for fear of what 90 extra seconds will allow! I just posted an article on Mommy Brain moments--please stop by and let me know if I can link to this post!