Ask any new mom if she’s showered recently and she’s bound to get a far-away look in her eye and wistfully say, “Shower? I remember when I used to shower…”

Ask a new mom of twins if she’s showered recently and she’s bound to get an empty look in her eye and blankly say, “Shower? What’s that?”

That’s the point I’m at in my life. I don’t have time to shower every day, or even every other day sometimes. Its gotten so severe that I have actually hired a babysitter so I could take a bath! (The bath was glorious and worth every penny.)

But I don’t let my inability to bathe hinder my social life: I still meet friends for coffee, walks and play dates. I figure if you can’t smell like three day old diapers around friends, who can you smell like three day old diapers around?

In fact, if I meet up with you and you have to stand up-wind of me, take it as a compliment! It means I love you so much that I know you will still love me regardless of my odour. Just remind yourself: the more I love you, the worse I smell.

But if we meet up and I happen to smell fresh and clean (and you donโ€™t wrinkle up your nose in disgust when we hug hello), don’t worry. It doesn’t mean I don’t love you. You may have just been lucky enough to catch me on one of those rare shower days. You can still consider yourself loved… and one of the lucky few. ๐Ÿ˜‰