I’m pretty sure that before I had kids, I was much less forgetful and absentminded. When I went into a room to do something, I actually remembered what I’d gone in there for. When I came home and put my keys and wallet down in the same place I always put them, they would still be there when I needed them later rather than having up and walked off on their own and placed themselves in some obscure place like the soapdish in the bathroom.
I can’t remember how many things I’ve lost since my kids were born. Tools, papers, little flashlights and odds ‘n ends like that; all gone…to God knows where.
And my absentmindedness isn’t much better. Rather than losing things, I lose my train of thought, or my bearing on the here and now.
Our bathroom is great. It’s big; it has two sinks and ample counter space for all the many things a woman and her slightly “neat freaky” husband needs. Our shower is also pretty great, being one of those large tiled, stand up deals. But, like so many contractors, whoever tiled our bathroom was in such a great hurry, that they forgot to add a soapdish or any other kind of shelf for storing things one might need while showering.
CareerMom has many such things. Shampoo, face wash, sugar scrubs, conditioner, shave gel and more. And, I’m slightly embarassed to say, I have a similar number of items in the shower.
So far, we’ve made do with this dinky little vinyl covered wire rack thing that sits on the floor and reaches all of about two feet high. At least twice a week, the darn thing falls over and all of our…stuff, falls in disarray on the shower floor. I once purchased a spring loaded vertical rod with several shelves on it at various heights, but for some reason we couldn’t get the tension just right. It was either too loose so that it fell over, or it was so tight that it was pushing the sheetrock of the ceiling up.
So this little rack thingy is jam packed with various items and the other day as I showered, I used a few of them. Extra points if you can pick out which one I accidentally used instead of my shower soap:
Here’s a hint, top shelf, dog on the label…
For the record, it wasn’t nearly as sudsy as my SoftSoap.