Dad Gone Mad is a blog I check every morning. The guy who writes it is really funny, and what I find interesting is that even though it is written from the male point of view, I find myself connecting with the Dad as much or more than I connect with the Mom.
Case in point: a shower caddy. He tried to organize all of her shower crap. She hated the caddy and called it hideous. Crazy. No one looks in the shower but the “showerer”. Would she refuse a closet shelving system because it isn’t attractive? Organization is a wonderful thing.
- 1 bottle of combination shampoo/conditioner (a real beauty no-no if you ask me)
- 1 bar of deodorant soap.
On average I have:
- 2 bottles of shampoo (1 for colored hair, 1 for the occasional dry scalp issue) (shut up.)
- 1 bottle of conditioner
- 1 or 2 bottles of shower wash
- 1 tube of face wash
- 1 jar of exfoliating sugar scrub (with ground peach seeds too!)
- 1 tube of pomegranate scrub for feet
- 1 tube of apricot scrub for feet and hands
- 1 set of exfoliating wash gloves
- 1 or 2 razors
- a hair clip
Why do I need all of this crap?
Well for one, the shower is the only place where no one can bother me. I can be sitting on the toilet and still be able to hear “Mom!? Mooooom!? Where are you?” However, I can’t hear anything over the drum of the shower. A good reason to stay in there a long time. Also, I can be in sweats afterwards, with no make-up and my hair shoved in a ball cap… and I’ll still feel OK, knowing that underneath that slouchy ensemble I am soft, I smell good and I have on nice underwear.
And yes. I do turn the bottles upside down when they’re getting low. (I hate to waste anything.) Yes, I do understand that makes them tippy and they fall. That is why a shower caddy is a good thing. My only complaint is that they’re too small. I think someone should invent a shower shelving system. I’d buy that in a New York minute.
I figure Rich will be more appreciative of my exfoliating, shampooing, conditioning routine if he is not injured in the process.