It's official! I'm finally a big girl. My daughter reached this status long before I, but no matter...at least I made it!
Aunt Mandy & her family came for a visit last week and since she's having her second child in about a month, we decided it was time for some pampering. "GIRLS DAY!" Woo-woo! Libbey and I are not having babies, however we live vicariously through Mandy, so we included ourselves in the "we need pampering" category. We headed over to the Results Day Spa in Kingsport, TN, for feet beautification, courtesy of one very loving Dr. Litton, who stayed home & worked in the yard while Caroline napped. Round of applause for Daddy, please...and a big thanks from me.
Once arriving Libbey hopped into the pedicure chair like a pro. Wait a minute, she's done this before--several times--she is a pro! She chose a bright orange for her toes, because this is one child ready for the sunny days of summer.
Her favorite part of this experience was the paraffin dip:
Aunt Mandy (and Baby Helen--after all, she was right there with us!) chose a very pale color for her toes, which she described as "boring," but what I feel should really be called, "I'm 35 weeks pregnant and really can't deal with a lot of color on my digits, so slap on whatever's low maintenance, please." Wait--don't anyone steal that from me--I'm gonna contact OPI straightaway and trademark that as a shade name. DIBS!
Finally it was my turn to experience this female rite of passage. (Or even a male one, according to Greg Hogan. I'm still not clear on his pedicure participation, but I'll leave it at that! Hey, Greg!) Being the inquisitive pro that she is, Libbey sat right next to me & asked lots of questions. "Mommy, does it hurt? Is it hot? Does it feel good? What color are you getting? Are we gonna do this again? " My answers were, "No, no, YES, a deep red called "Andie," and YES--you betcha!"
I've been rather protective of my footsies the past few days, as I don't want to mar the perfectly-applied lacquer. These feet have never looked so swell, and it only took 3 decades to get me to this point. All too soon, though, the polish will chip & fade, and I'll just have to take care of that. With another pedicure, please. Addiction, I hear ya calling.