Monday, July 17, 2006

What a novel idea!

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?


Unknown said...

Lindsey it's great to hear from you, looking at your blog- looks like your family is doing well also. VERY CUTE little girl! How old? Are you and your family living in Utah now? Did your family move out of Washington? I thought that I heard that. I was able to make it Carmen's funeral and it was very nice. I hope the family is doing well!

Sara said...

I have a love/hate relationship with those non-shower days -- and they are pretty regular for me. This is my new theme song for the shower: "With Or Without You" by U2.

Anonymous said...

You are actually not supposed to wash your hair every day. It dries it out too quickly. My hairstylist tells me that if I want to keep my hair healthy I should only wash it every other day. So, I think you've made a smart move. :)

Jordan McCollum said...

Hmm... maybe I'd be able to stand camping now. You're an inspiration, Lindsey!

Anonymous said...

I have to make myself not take a shower every once in a while because I think it is good for me. However, even after having the girls and all their mess, I still NEED clean.