Welcome to “Pump Day”; your weekly encouragement to remember that, once upon a time, before you were your kids’ mommy, you were your husband’s lady.
“Shaving cream; be nice and clean. Shave everyday and you’ll always look clean…”
There’s nothing like taking a hot shower to start the day off right; is there, homeschool mom? Before the hustle and bustle begins, standing under a warm stream of water just sets the mood for the day. Even better, is when I have a few extra moments to shave. I emerge from my room clean and feeling like a million bucks.
For years, I was buying over-the-counter razors. You know the kind that come in plastic packages and have triple and quadruple blades? While they might give you a clean, safe shave they are quite expensive. We continued buying these for years until one day my husband had enough.
While shopping at a local mall, we happened upon “The Art of Shaving“; a clever little store which sells straight and safety razors that look like something out of an old Sears & Roebuck catalog. While we didn’t buy anything in store, this prompted my man to start an internet search for a shaving kit of his own. As always, the man found just what he wanted.
Why bring up my husband’s shaving kit? Well, after months of watching my man use his awesome little razor, I wanted one myself! Why spend all that extra dough on plastic razors when I could be using an incredibly cool looking safety razor which costs only a couple of cents per blade? My husband being the awesome guy he is, promptly went online and found one for me!
To be honest, it did take me a few tries to get used to the feel of a safety razor. Unlike those plastic deals, a safety razor only has one incredibly sharp blade. It takes a few tries to get used to holding the razor and angling it correctly to get a good shave. However, I quickly got the hang of it. While the idea of using a safety razor might scare some, they really are very easy to manipulate and can’t do any real damage. So far, I’ve only nicked myself once or twice and both times were due to my own carelessness.
Using my seriously cool razor is just another fun way to start the day off right. I feel clean and refreshed; plus, I know I’m saving my family money. What could be better?
Time to Chime In: Shaving cream or soap; which do you prefer?
As always… While fashion is fun, we should remember:
“Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear— but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God’s sight is very precious.” – I Peter 3:3-4