As a mommy to an adventurous and energetic toddler, who doubles as a PR/Marketing exec, I often have my weeknights cut out for me. My career keeps me pretty occupied between the hours of 9- whenever I’m done with enough work to go home. Whether I walk in the door at 6 p.m. or 9:30 p.m. my darling three year old daughter has needs that can’t be neglected. Some of those needs are more like wants, but to her, they are needs that must be met. Today I made it home at 9 p.m., and she came in shortly after with her dad. This means she’ll be sporting her current braided do for at least another day.
But tomorrow, oh but tomorrow, I really have my work cut out for me. You see, I have a child with a head full of thick hair, a child who likes getting her hair combed as much as the average person enjoys a toothache. Weekends are typically the best times for hair in our household, because it’s pretty lengthy process. This weekend I was honestly just too tired, busy and lazy to get it done. Don’t get me wrong, she still looks presentable, but it’s my personal preference to change the style up when I feel it’s necessary.
Tomorrow will be a good day for me if I can survive a day at work, and come home with enough energy to do two things. One of which of course is to comb and style her hair, and the second is to give her a bath. I’ll be honest and say that I don’t always have to energy to bathe my child each night. After my work day, coming home to prepare dinner, listening to how her day went, and engaging in some sort of activity with her, I’m usually beat. I’ve learned that most parents don’t get around to bathing their children every single night, but I always feel much better if I can. Doing her hair is a fight in itself, the bath may just have to come before that.
Tomorrow will be an accomplished day for me as a mommy and as a person if I can just do those two simple things. What’s on your must do list for tomorrow when it comes to parenting duties?