“Hey! What’s with your face?” I ask as Pea bebops past.
The beard burn blazes red against her dainty face. But she doesn’t care. I don’t blame her.
After nearly half of her life blowing kisses to her daddy over Facetime, a little stubble isn’t going to stop her from cuddling with him now that he’s home.
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And after 15 years of following the strict guidelines of the military as an active duty submariner, then as a reservist and national guardsman, then more recently as a defense contractor, Daddy’s shaving habits are a bit more lax than they used to be. I don’t blame him either.
This husband of mine has sacrificed a great deal in serving our country and providing the best life for his family. He’s been missed so much in the last five years.
We’re taking it easy as the family dynamic shifts to include his physical presence in our everyday life. So far the transition has been smooth.
There were little hiccups, like trying to remember where I stored all his clothes, no room in the closet and dresser for his stuff, and having to redo the office to make room for two people. But overall, we’ve been making our way.
Things pop up daily. Little annoyances that take me a while to figure out and fix, like the bathroom counter. The razors, shaving cream, and men’s stuff strewn about has been bothering me. I just didn’t realize it. I’m used to all my clutter on the right-hand side of the counter. I barely notice it. But when the left side of the counter became cluttered with the hubs’ toiletries, I noticed.
Then I realized that as we navigate our new normal, I have to give him his space. He is much more organized than I am, so when his belongings are a jumble, it screams “wrong.”
There is so much work that goes into making homecoming a smooth transition.
So we teamed up with Gillette® Mach3® Signature Edition to give him a way to organize some of his grooming supplies. My husband has used Mach3® razors loyally for as long as I’ve known him. I’ve been stealing a few here and there from him for years! Pea gets her sensitive skin from him, so he relies on the DuraComfort™ Blades and Responsive Blade Suspension to keep his shave close and irritation free.
DIY Men’s Grooming Kit
- Quart sized wide mouthed mason jar
- Mason jar hanger
- Wood jar lid
- Small clear hook
- Cotton balls
- Gillette® Mach3® Signature Edition Razors
- Men’s hygiene/grooming supplies ex. nail clippers, nail file, other weird implements that I have never used before (and they say women have weird grooming tools). I pretty much gathered all the stuff cluttering his side of the sink.
Head to the store and find the Gillette® Mach3® Signature Edition set. It’s available at Costco and includes 14 cartridges and one razor for a great price! This makes a great practical gift for the man in your life.
Fill jar 2/3 full of cotton balls.
Place grooming tools in jar.
Place the and two of the refill cartridges that come in the pack inside the jar.
Affix the clear hook to the backside of jar, and hang the remaining refill cartridge along the back of the jar for easy access.
Put the wooden cover on the jar. It’s so much neater and organized this way and fits our beachy bathroom decor perfectly.
Here’s to smooth, redness-free faces and having Daddy home for good!
We’re so excited to finally have him home for the first Father’s Day in five years. How do you organize your man’s stuff while still keeping in line with the decor of your home?
Prefer less practical gifts? I love this Father Son Tee Set!