Did you realize when you started reading this blog that I could do more than give sage advice on how to make a family budget? No?! Well, it’s ok if you were momentarily blinded by my inspiring money-saving attempts. But today I’m here to blow your mind with something a little different. That’s right – something not money related. Are you ready? Cuz it’s time to get awesome.
So if you’re like me, you think having a big ass frying pan in the back seat of your car is a good idea because one day the zombies might really show up, and when they do, you’ll be ready. Wha? I mean, you need more time in the morning. We all know that getting up super early sucks. It sucks the life right out of my bones, and your bones too, because we already established that you are like me. And once the life is sucked out of your bones, you are a zombie. So really, the goal here is to having more time in the morning, without getting up earlier, and without turning into a zombie. Because then I’d have to hit you with my frying pan.
Here’s a morning time-user-upper activity: showering. A great way to save time is just to stop showering. You’re hogging all the hot water and using all the soft towels, and frankly we’re sick of it. But since you’re a stinky weirdo (NOT LIKE ME), you can’t just quit showering cold turkey. I, for example, have started showering at night instead of in the a.m. That way I can hit the snooze button many more times, but still make it to work (kind of sort of almost) on time.
Sometimes I do wish I could stop showering altogether, and that is because now that I have a baby it begs the question, ‘what the heck do you do with the baby while you shower?’ Little beebs used to be content to sit quietly while I showered, but now she is super mobile and totally into finding dangerous objects to put in her mouth.
And while I can rely on my husband for many things, he is a sleepy man when the end of the night draws near. DangerMobileBaby and a sleepy dad are just about as dangerous a combination as HamperBaby and a showering mom. But never fear, Hangin’ On has the answer. Put the baby in her baby tub, plop that sucker in the grownup tub, and get your shower on!
I really do this, and it really works. But don’t be stupid about it. One good idea is to move the nozzle so water isn’t aimed directly at your baby’s face (duh). Also, make sure the temp is a little cooler than you’d normally have it (boiled babies = unhappy. Who knew?). Most importantly, and for serious, do not pick up the baby in the shower (super duh). Bubbly babies are so flipping adorable, you will be tempted to pick up your cute lil’ fat thing and give her snuggles. WELL QUIT IT. Give her some toys, shower quick, and then take a few minutes to suds the baby up so she also gets a bath.
Here is the breakdown of the awesomeness:
- It is night time – there are no obnoxious alarm clocks at night.
- You get to shower – you are not stinky.
- Baby is not secretly chewing on extension cords while you shower.
- Baby also gets to be not stinky.
In summation: I AM THE KING OF TIME AND STINK SAVING. Go forth and sleep in!