Having a cat-napping four month old, a four year old, a busy husband, a crazy, messy household and a heap of paid work to do means I often have to make a hard call – eat or shower in any precious moments that I am not running around doing everything else. Being a breastfeeding mama who is always hungry, food always seems to win! That means I sometimes have to get creative when it comes to actually getting a shower.
One strategy from this week – having the four year old babysit 🙂 I set the girls up on Immy’s bed – AJ lying next to Immy who was ‘reading’ her a book and then I dashed across the hall to run around under the water for thirty seconds or so. As it turned out my babysitter did such a good job that I even had time to wash my hair!
I just had to snap this photo to show how Immy had lovingly placed a small blanket across AJ’s lap and had provided plenty of entertainment for her – an opened pop-up book, Minnie Mouse, soft toy giraffe and no less than three snow domes! And she was talking and singing to AJ the whole time 🙂
What are your tips for getting a shower with a new baby in the house?
P.S. In the interest of full disclosure – AJ is nowhere near rolling yet and our bathroom is directly across the hall from Immy’s room so I could keep an eye on the girls while I was in the bathroom.
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