Sunday, November 19, 2006

Getting Dressed is So Overrated

I've been challenged lately. Not by any outside source. By my own internal being. To get myself and Zane dressed. If I do not get us dressed by naptime (around 1:00 or 2:00), forget it, because then I don't think of it until about 5:00, and then what's the point?

It reminds me of my friend Sean's theory of pop tarts. He probably doesn't subscribe to that theory anymore since he is skinny now and runs marathons and stuff. But he said, "You can't just eat one pop tart. So you eat the other one in the package. Once you get that far, you might as well open the next 2pk. Well, once you're half-way done, you might as well eat the whole container." Ok, I'm paraphrasing. It was funnier the way he said it. He's funny.

I know I'm really going downhill when I look at my pajama-clad kid and think, "I'm sure he's more comfortable that way," and quasi-decide to just give up fighting the inertia. What I need to do is commit to getting us both dressed first thing when we get up. But he wants to run around. I want to run around online. My clothes are all the way upstairs. And none of them fit anyway. His are in a basket, clean, around here somewhere.

The struggle comes in when I think about how I want to start doing more videos. And the fact that I don't let anyone take my picture, really. I take everyone else's picture. I wonder...will I just totally give up and let everyone see my grubbiness? Or will it inspire me to be dressed, groomed, shaved, tweezed, all that? Ok, I doubt it on the shaved--I won't put that in a video. I mean, don't get me wrong, I shave. Just not all the time and certainly not every day.

I wonder how this will develop. I'd like to think I'll start getting dressed and stuff again. And not in the same clothes every day (my other recent habit). To be fair, it's the work-at-home thing. I am obsessed with my work-at-home projects, and I get sucked in before I have the chance to select and don suitable garments for the day. And I'm at HOME! Am I not living the good life? And my kid, too. He's so much more comfortable...

Yes, let's see how this develops.

See, it wasn't even hard to find a pic of him in his jammies.



Amy said...

Ahhh, I remember those days. I had the same internal struggles when I was a SAHM.

P.S. - I totally had a blog post started about shaving, but never finished it. I should revisit it!

Terri said...

Glad to know I'm not the only one. A friend of mine leaves me emails that always say, "Now, go get dressed!" LOL.

Jessie said...

Thanks for taking part in the postie carnival. Happy New Year!

MissWrite said...

You mean to tell me not everyone spends their day working in their pajamas?

Fun post.

Marisa said...

Not only did I go through this when my kids were younger, I'm going through it again now that I'm babysitting my granddaughter every day.

I love jammies. :)

Terri said...

Hmmm...interesting. Again, good to know I'm not alone! So, Marisa, your granddaughter must be dropped off then, huh? LOL.