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Thursday, March 08, 2012

White girl problems.

As a thank you for some house/cat-sitting, a friend gave me a Living Social voucher for a mani/pedi. It still seems like too big a "thank you" for just feeding a kitty (which Aspen loves), but I do appreciate it.

The last time I got my nails done was in college, before I met Kev. So that puts it somewhere before 2005. I didn't even do them for my wedding (because I wanted to elope, and who cares about nails when planning to run away and get married?). You could say I'm due for some pampering.

With Spring upon us, I am really looking forward to getting my nails and piggies done in a fresh, vibrant hue. The only problem is that I have rescheduled at least THREE TIMES. The salon is about 30 minutes from my house, and trying to factor in Aspen's nap schedule (so she doesn't murder a babysitter in a sleep-deprived rage) and get an appointment is proving to be impossible. I've also tried to get in on a Saturday, but I end up cancelling because something else demands my attention.

I am so frustrated about it. Why can't I do this little thing for myself? Why do I keep blowing it off? Every day I cater to everyone's needs and wants. I makes meals, I wipe butts, I bathe dogs, I run errands, I clean up. I soothe owies, I placate screaming toddlers, I organize playgroups and I help others enjoy Yoga. In the meantime, I can't even go to the bathroom with the door shut, let alone schedule time at a salon. I can't even remember the last time I had my hair cut, and my stylist lives around the block from me.

This problem is pretty insignificant in the grand scheme of life. Woe is me, I don't have time for a manicure. But it's hard not to get upset about it. Especially when other moms are taking girls' trips to across the country, having overnights in Park City, or even just shopping without kids in tow. Why is a simple little mani/pedi too much for me to ask?


  1. Liv bring Aspen over and we will play while you get your pedi! I can most definately hang out with a sad, tired toddler for two hours. You most definately need some pampering time and pretty soon you'll be needing to wear sandles and nobody wants to see your unpampered feet :)

  2. I can so relate with putting yourself in last place on the totem pole. You should totally take someone, including me, up on taking Aspen for you. You totally deserve some "me time."

  3. I do the same thing. So at times I just have to plan it and say whatever comes up will have to wait. That is the only way I can follow through. Best of luck you deserve to pamper yourself.


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