You would think I have this problem even when my husband is not deployed, because he usually goes into work before the kids wake up in the morning. But I guess I wake up a little earlier when he is around, and I can squeeze in a shower before the kids wake up. And on weekends, I know he will fend for me and keep them all out of the room (or feed them breakfast!) so I can get clean in peace. It’s a struggle I have been battling all my 8 years as a Mom, but now that the kids all come out of their rooms in the morning and the husband is away, morning showers are finally becoming unmanageable.
So, that means I have to shower at night. Not my favorite, because of sleeping on wet hair, but it seems the most guaranteed way to ensure that 1) I occasionally get clean, and 2) We all stay on time and get breakfast in the morning. You gotta do what you gotta do.
When do you other moms take a shower? When the baby is sleeping? While the kids are at school? Or do you just lock your door and let them roam the house? I would love to hear your ideas!