I don't like to camp. At least that's what I thought before I went up to Girl's Camp a little over a week ago. The main reason I thought I didn't like to camp was the lack of showers. I hate the feeling of not taking a shower. Again, that's what I thought.
Before I had Sadie, the thought of changing a diaper was foreign to me. I was 5 when my youngest sibling was born so I didn't help much in that area. Nor did I help when it came to cleaning up spit up, removing an "accident" from the bathtub, or cleaning a onesie after plums have exploded out of a diaper.
Now, I am very use to having a constant wet spot on my shoulder where Sadie has drooled or has wiped her snotty nose. I don't mind changing poopy diapers and I don't freak out when some of that poop gets on my hand! It doesn't even phase me.
My point is that I don't mind being dirty. In fact, I think I am getting kind of use to it. This may explain why it doesn't bother me if I don't get around to taking a shower until 3:00 in the afternoon. If you would have told me I would get to this point before Sadie, I would have laughed at you.
So, while sitting next to the fire up at camp, I remember thinking, "Why did I ever think this was so bad?" I think I like camping now. It's fun. Now that I'm not so consumed with worrying about keeping my pants clean, I can actually enjoy spending the night in the great outdoors.
This brings me to my next point. Every since I can remember, I have washed my hair EVERY SINGLE DAY! It was a mental thing for me. Again, I couldn't feel clean unless every inch of my body had gotten wet and been washed. Today, as I was about to get into the shower, I looked at my hair. It looked pretty good because I had taken the time to dry it straight yesterday for church. I consulted with Blake and he agreed that it looked non-greasy and that I could get away with not washing it.
This was tough for me but 15 minutes later, I was ready to go! How wonderful! I'm sure for most of you, this is a really boring and simply post. But for me, I feel like today is a new start. From now on, I will only have to spend 15 minutes of my life getting ready. (Every other day) Not only that, I am going to save some cash because I won't have to buy as much shampoo. Why didn't I think of this earlier?