|My best selfies always include a kid.|
And in the same way, I feel better about my day when I have a little makeup on. (I should mention that I have such natural dark circles around my eyes that as a kid people often asked me if I had a black eye. So I'm not just trying to look pretty, I'm trying to not look like an abuse victim) I have a mirror in the kitchen above my dining room table. When I'm feeding my children their meals and I see my reflection in the mirror, it's nice to feel put together and healthy looking.
Wearing makeup and doing my hair and putting on clothes isn't about being a 1950's housewife, but if it helps me feel away and happy, I'm going to keep on "trying".