Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Nap Time

Normally I work during my girls' nap times. I usually have a million things on my to-do list and if I'm not working I try and work on the list.

Today, I did something special.

After receiving a call from Katie who was standing in line at Paradise Bakery, after having a massage and was then going for a haircut (I'm sure she'll be posting on it), I decided that I too needed a little pampering. (The most admirable Erik has been working late for the last couple of weeks and I am starting to show signs of becoming the "contentious wife" of the Proverbs fame. I am sorry, darling.) So, I thought a little rest and rejuvenation was needed.

I filled up my bathtub with hot water, added bath salts, got in and read. It was so relaxing. I have never taken a bath in the middle of the day. And now I don't know why I haven't! How wonderful it was with my kids asleep, natural sunlight coming in through the window and my book. (I'm reading To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee.)

And then I took a nap. I love naps and take far too many of them and I usually wake up feeling a little indulgent and guilty for not working. But today I knew I was going for indulgence so I napped. I have awoken without guilt and I am so happy that I can face another night of Erik staying late at work and not be embittered.

3 comments:

RooseFam said...

Yea for indulging and relaxing! I'm so glad my day didn't come across as gloating, but instead inspired you to take action and pamper yourself. What a great decision! And now, well, I just feel obligated to post about my day. SO I'll go do that now.

Karen said...

As you get older you'll regret not having some pampering during the most stressful years. Of course I have found that once you kids left home and the older I get I need even more pampering!

Heather said...

I'm so happy that you took some "time off" in a way. It's so nice to allow ourselves to do that every once in a while and not feel guilty about it. Actually, I remember having "team building" and more fun activities from time to time at work. The need to unwind is ever more important in the 24 hour job of mothering...