Saturday, May 7, 2011
Keeping up appearances
The wife mentioned that prior to her husband returning from work, she would re-apply her makeup and fix her hair.
At the time, I had one baby, and worked part time. This family I mentioned above was totally outrageous to me. Why on earth would she go so far as to fix her hair and makeup just for her husband? She's been home with the kids all day...
I have never been a sloppy dresser. I don't have sweats or baggy comfy clothes. Even with this, a few months ago I started feeling extremely frumpy. With two young kids, I still find it hard to get up and dressed in the morning, while still having to prepare breakfast, bathe and clothe them.
After weeks of feeling frumpy, I mentioned this to my husband. He laughed and said I looked fine. I still didn't feel fine. Then I remembered that episode of Rachael Ray. The wife touched up her lipstick before her husband came home. That meant she already had lipstick on. I implemented that one little routine in my day, and it made a world of difference! I do get dressed at some point during the day, but now I make sure to have lipstick on during the day too. And when my husband is getting home, I try and touch it up. I even keep some in my car now, just in case I rush out without putting any on.
Lipstick may seem trivial to some, but to me, it's a very simple thing I can implement to make me feel a little less frumpy. It is also one little thing I can for my husband, to show him that even though we have kids, I still think it's important to try and look nice for him. There are a few other small changes that I have made in the past few months, but I'll share those later.
Have you changed or added to your beautifying routine since having kids? Or are you in a rut?