Whether you're the mom of one child or ten, one of the things that can be hardest to fit into the day is a shower. If you don't take one right away, once the day begins and the kids wake up, finding time to cut away for even just five minutes is very difficult (at least for me!). Are you in the same boat?
An ad in a magazine cited that showering at night is a great idea, not only to unwind from the day and relax under the hot water, but also because at night your skin is better able to hold in moisture. Especially with dry winter weather approaching, keeping in the moisture is a good thing! The ad suggested replacing a morning shower with an evening shower.
For some reason, though, I haven't made the switch to night-time showers. I think it's partly because I'm usually so tired, I just want to go to sleep. Plus, I don't like going to bed with wet hair, and I really don't want to dry it then.
If I was really on top of my game, I would shower right away in the morning. It helps wake me up and gives me an excitement for the day. I'm out of the gate and running, so to speak. I feel like I'm getting ready to start my workday, and there is a certain buzz about that (even if it's strictly psychological).
Yet, as a full-time mom and homemaker, many days it's just easier to start the day without a shower. I like to wake up and make coffee, read my Bible, then start breakfast. Then it's time to clean up the kitchen, have the kids get dressed (and me if I'm still in my robe), do some chores, start school, and on and on. Once the day's off and running, the only time I find I can get a shower in is in the afternoon when two of my three boys are napping. (My oldest son is either looking at a book, playing a computer game on pbskids.org, working on a craft project at the table, or playing quietly by himself for a few minutes).
That's what works for me right now, but this Coffee Talk Thursday, I'd love to hear what works for you. Are you a night-shower person, or morning, or somewhere in between? What do you like about it? (Maybe you can even convince me to become a night-time gal!).