Checking In With the Sisters – It’s the Little Things

by Lolli

Lolli here…

Recently, took myself out to the salon and got a haircut. I came home feeling like a new person – fresh, sassy, and with soft, sweet smelling hair. I felt great for the rest of the day, and the following morning, when I looked in the mirror, I made myself promise that I wouldn’t wait so long before getting another haircut. Why is it always so hard for me to keep up with simple things like that (especially when they really do make me feel so good)?

As I was checking in with the sister sites this week, I found this post by Kimberly on 5 Minutes for Special Needs. Regardless of your home situation, I dare you to tell me you can’t relate.

It’s the Little Things

My girls are suddenly into having pretty fingernails. They want me to use nail polish and make their fingers “fancy.” The four year old is particularly hooked on anything fancy and, in spite of her tomboy spirit the eight year old wants anything her sister gets – especially Mom’s undivided attention as I apply the polish.

Now when was the last time I took the time to make myself fancy? Let’s see…

  • I haven’t had a haircut in over a year.
  • Showers are still a rare and special treat.
  • Last time I had a real pedicure was almost two years ago.
  • The other day when I was folding laundry I realized I was folding a shirt that I bought when I was in high school – and yes I did wear it out in public.
  • I did manage to get an annual physical the other day, and only 7 months late.

There just always seems to be too many other more important things to do. Our time and money are both limited right now, so if the kids need something, it comes first. But does this mean I should neglect myself completely? I think not, and I got the lesson in a strange way.

Finish reading this post…

Written by 5 Minutes for Mom writer, Lolli. You can find Lolli blogging at Better in Bulk and tweeting at @1momof5.

Photo source: Big Stock Photo



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Lolli is a busy mother of five kids, ranging in age from 8 to 16, photographer, and author of Better in Bulk. Her blog has a little bit of everything – parenting, life in a large family and photography with a central tie-in: Bringing moms together to learn, connect, and enjoy life. Connect with Lolli on Twitter (@1momof5) and on Facebook.

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