Hold Your Nose

You want to hear something gross? Okay, okay I’ll tell you. Yesterday, after blogging, I actually did manage to drag my ass to the gym in what can only be called a pathetic attempt to get back into my formal shape. I was able to last 20 minutes on the Precor machine, do a few sets of crunches and some sort of shoulder machine (that will eventually take me into Angela Bassett in What’s Love Got to Do With It territory) before I had to call it a day. Here’s the gross part: after the gym I had to go straight to pick Elbs up from school and when I got back, the Jaguar (Liz) was leaving so I went right into mommy of three mode. I was so tired by the time Elby was finally in bed and I’d watched Idol that I fell asleep on the couch. My husband woke me up at 11 and sent me to bed. Um, did you see that I missed something in there? A SHOWER. And now it’s 1:20 the next day and I still haven’t showered. So that’s what I’m going to do now – and then I’m going to change our sheets. Poor poor Jon.

You know what showers are also good for? An excuse to change underwear. Yeah, I said that. Deal with it!

At least I make some good lookin’ babies.

Updated to add: I did indeed shower. You’re welcome.

Posted by Stefanie Wilder Taylor on January 30, 2009 9:15 pmUncategorized24 comments  


  1. Petunia Face said,

    I see a sequel in the works! Motherhood: What’s a Shower Got to Do with It?
    Alt. Title: A Sweet Old-Fashioned Notion.

    | January 30, 2009 @ 9:45 pm

  2. Rachel said,

    even grosser when you have your period. which is me right now: hmmm…do I really need to change underwear. there’s so much damn other laundry more important to do than my cruddy ole’ stained undies. eeeeeewwwww!!!!!

    | January 30, 2009 @ 11:06 pm

  3. Kyddryn said,

    And I bet they don’t care how you smell, either.

    You know…we’re on the Internet…we wouldn’t know if you hadn’t bathed in a month, ’cause we can’t see OR smell ya…so this can be our little secret…

    Shade and Sweetwater,
    K (who showers every day, twice on Sunday…for all you know…)

    | January 30, 2009 @ 11:54 pm

  4. Linda said,

    You smell, but you do make the most beautiful babies. Ever.

    My suggestion is to just not wear underwear…

    | January 31, 2009 @ 12:20 am

  5. courtney said,

    Showers are overrated. Ahem. And you make stunningly gorgeous kids.

    | January 31, 2009 @ 1:55 am

  6. Mrs. V said,

    LOL. You are give me a good laugh.

    | January 31, 2009 @ 2:02 am

  7. CaraBee said,

    They are some goodlookin’ babies.

    | January 31, 2009 @ 2:35 am

  8. Purva Brown said,

    Thanks for the title.

    No, it didn’t help.

    | January 31, 2009 @ 4:22 am

  9. E said,

    I guess the good news is that you didn’t really work out that much!

    I took a shower this morning and couldn’t remember for the life of me when the last one was. That doesn’t mean it’s been weeks or anything, but you’d think I’d at least remember.

    Anyway, you’re not alone in Stanktown. And you do make some seriously cute bambinas.

    | January 31, 2009 @ 4:26 am

  10. Count Mockula said,

    Beautiful babies indeed!

    | January 31, 2009 @ 4:42 am

  11. carrie said,

    OK – that was me at noon today, ‘cept I didn’t make it to the gym, any gym, for that matter. I have absolutely no reason…

    | January 31, 2009 @ 7:24 am

  12. The Yummy Mummy Cooks Gourmet said,

    You know I understand that sometimes Mom’s don’t get to shower because they are so busy.

    This seemed reasonable to me when I had my two, but there are times I just…forget. Like, when in my past childless life, would I just…forget…to take a shower? For like two days?

    Sometimes I am un-recognizeable to myself.


    | January 31, 2009 @ 12:43 pm

  13. Anonymous said,

    I was just thinking, “Yeah, that’s kind of nasty.” And then I rememembered I did the EXACT same thing yesterday. And I am sitting in a coffee shop typing this, which means I won’t shower for another few hours. (Coffee comes before everything.)

    | January 31, 2009 @ 3:26 pm

  14. Immoral Matriarch said,

    Awwwww. So cute.
    Showers are totally overrated.

    | January 31, 2009 @ 4:35 pm

  15. sarah said,

    You get a pass on being smelly; you make gorgeous babies!

    | January 31, 2009 @ 9:01 pm

  16. Lisa said,

    They really are adorable!

    | February 1, 2009 @ 3:12 am

  17. Catwoman said,

    The Today Show said something about the LA smog being particularly smelly the other day. Never did I think that my favorite author was the cause.

    And man those girls are gorgeous.

    Tiny Man says he’d totally love to get in their Pampers.

    | February 1, 2009 @ 3:31 am

  18. MereCat said,

    I’ve done that. How can any husband expect you to work out AND shower. Sheesh, people.

    | February 1, 2009 @ 1:51 pm

  19. Wicked Step Mom said,

    I hate those days when you are so busy that you can’t even shower!! I hope that you manage to take a few minutes to yourself in the next coming days!

    P.S – Cute babies.

    | February 2, 2009 @ 12:25 pm

  20. Kyla said,

    Showering, one of the things we USED to have time for.

    | February 2, 2009 @ 4:59 pm

  21. gmcountrymama said,

    Maybe Jon likes it.

    | February 2, 2009 @ 7:48 pm

  22. Francesca Fine Jewelry said,

    Beautiful pictures of the kids! Can we have a Sadie/weight update for those of us in the Sadie fan club that I want to start? lol

    | February 2, 2009 @ 8:14 pm

  23. Oz said,

    Oftentimes, the only way I can squeeze in any sort of exercise is by jogging at lunch. Gross, but oh well!

    | February 3, 2009 @ 3:08 am

  24. Anonymous said,

    Need your take on last night’s Bachelor episode–February 2, 2009.

    | February 3, 2009 @ 10:49 pm

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