I have just finished a 7.5 hour drive to Kiawah Island for a relaxing beach vacation with my family, and I must say, it has been anything BUT relaxing! Traveling in a car packed to the gills with 2 small children and a husband for what should have been a 5 hour drive is pretty tiresome.
Once we arrived at our nice quaint little villa this evening, I took one look in the bathroom mirror and gasped!! "Is this what sitting in a car for 7 hours will do to a lady??
Okay, let me rewind and elaborate on that question. "Is this what driving for a couple hours, then stopping at random gas stations along the way to get the kids out to potty, stretch their short little legs, change of scenery, buy random items/food products to keep them busy, then returning to the car, moving to the rear of the car and sitting in between two car seats to feed both of them snacks so as to keep them from screaming at the top of their lungs "are we there yet, how much longer?!," then switching out DVD's to keep their interest, will do to a lady??" It is slightly ridiculous what a loooong car ride can do to a woman's look - it's not pretty and it looks kinda haggard. And there I was, (see below) that is me squeezed in between the two car seats - what a glamorous day huh? - ha!!
from left to right: Walker (can't be seen due to carseat), Myself & Jack
All I could do to save myself AND my look at 9pm at night was to:
- Wash the day off of my face, and
- Sprinkle some Johnson and Johnson Calming Baby Powder in Lavender & Chamomile ($5) in my greasy road hair to instantly lighten my mood!
If you haven't discovered the wonder and magic of adding a touch of baby powder to the roots of your hair then by all means start now. It is the lazy woman's way of washing your hair when you don't have the time or energy to jump in the shower and sudds up. This is one of those products I totally steal-okay borrow- from my one year old! The soft smell is FANTASTIC and the product is meant to "absorb moisture" - so why wouldn't you want it to absorb your greasy hair moisture??!
Well now that we have arrived at our vacation destination, I am feeling more like myself!! I will put it out there that my blogs could be really short and sweet for the next few days as I intend on relaxing as much as possible with my family. The content of these days will no doubt have a common theme of "Vacation Beauty" starring JennySue!!