I hear some women say after they have kids they stop having time to care about themselves and put effort into their looks. Occasionally, I do use Andie as my excuse, but really I have never really been great at taking the time to beautify myself like I should. I don't think it's too much different with her here. Work meetings force me to get out of my work out clothes and get somewhat put together. Pony tails and very little make up are common in my world. But something about my painted nails has recently been making me feel better, more feminine, and more put together.
It's my "secret solo mommy behavior" (see also: "secret single behavior (ssb) from Sex & The City). Lets face it, we all need a few moments to unwind - no matter how sweet our children and significant others are, it's important and healthy to have a little solo time. It's time for me to be by myself in my bathroom to give myself a mini manicure. I need time for them to dry, so it can't be when she's napping in case she wakes up - it needs to be dedicated time for me. No diaper changes, baths, outfit changes until they're completely dry. It's time for me to just relax. I am very fortunate (as I know not all moms get this time) to have a husband home in the evenings to occasionally give me this time. And I have really loved picking up some new colors for fall.
So, what about you? What do you do in that time to yourself?