When I got to the field, I realized just what a glorious day it was for baseball...high 70's, no humidity and a good breeze that kept it from feeling even the least bit hot. This is the reason I think there is no place like Georgia in the springtime!! It had been warm enough when I left home for me to put on shorts and, since I had pulled my chair up to the wall behind home plate, I decided to put my legs up and get a little sun on my haven't-seen-sun-for-months legs.
I raised my legs, stretched them out and gazed down at them in all their whiteness. And then it hit me...
I had only shaved one leg in the shower!
The bad thing is, I know I shaved 2 legs so evidently I shaved the same one twice! Seriously? That is what I have been reduced to? A woman who, when she finally gets freed up enough to take a shower does so, only to realize later that she was so far gone she will now have to wait til tomorrow to shave the other leg. Of course, by then the first leg's hairs will have grown enough that it will have stubble and I will be reduced to shaving that leg for the third time in 2 days!
Somehow, when I held that first little baby in my arms so many years ago, I never thought that motherhood would take such a toll on my mind! I used to be sharp. I used to be able to complete a thought AND a sentence and sometimes do both at the same time. I used to be able to remember names, numbers and other important facts in my head. I used to be able to get out of the shower with both legs shaved at the same time! Sheesh!
Well, the good news is that today is a new day with new opportunities...and a new chance to make sure that both legs get shaved at the same time!! My one consolation is that immediately upon discovering my oversight, I posted about it on FB to try and encourage other moms as they slogged through their day that they were not the only ones for whom the mind was slipping! As sisters in this journey always do, my friends encouraged me that they too have done just this (along with a few other hilarious things) and that I am not alone in my craziness. Laughter truly is good medicine and being able to laugh at one's self is always an admirable quality!
So today, may women all across the nation rise up in their calling...and attempt to find time not only to shower, but to make sure both legs get shaved at the same time!!