I know my personal standards are WAY lower than they used to be because today I went to the grocery store without taking a shower for the second day in a row. I didn't even bother to put baby powder in my hair to absorb the grease, and instead of brushing my teeth, I ate a few breath mints. I looked down at my pants in the car and realized I had ketchup and mustard on one knee, which was left over from Superbowl Sunday. Huh, I thought to myself. I should really try to do a better job keeping up with the laundry.
I talked to two other moms when I went to pick Hudson up from school and caught a whiff of one mom's perfume. She smelled great--all clean and ladylike! I figure she's really on top of her game and has time to shower and apply perfume, or she's stinking brilliant and used the perfume to disguise her mom stench. Just to make myself feel better, I'm going to assume the latter and try out her trick.
Anyhoo...I did finally grab a record-breakingly fast shower AND brush my teeth, so maybe Jason will keep the faith that I still value my own cleanliness. I may even give a homecooked meal a shot in the hopes it will smell better than I did the majority of the day.