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Thursday, November 20, 2008
Pamper me (and other fantasies)
Before I had kids I'd do spa nights at home—bath, face scrub and mask, mani, pedi, the works. Tonight, I managed to find time to put on a mask and freaked out Max and Sabrina. "MOMMY!!! WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOUR FACE?" Sabrina asked.
I've become so low-maintenance, it's scary. Typically in the morning I'll take 20 minutes to shower, get dressed, show my hair some love (it's naturally curly, so I just slick in Be Curly and let it air dry) and put on makeup (powder, mascara, blush, lipstick). Minus two minutes if Sabrina ropes me into deciding which Princess underwear to wear—Jasmine? Cinderella? Belle? Ariel?—and minus two more minutes if Max wants a drink of water (I have to hold the cup for him, he has trouble gripping it). At night, I spend about 5 minutes washing my face, tweezing elusive brow hairs and putting on moisturizer.
What's your beauty routine like? What kind of pampering do you crave? I'd like a pro facial, please! And a hot-stone massage. And to lie on the couch while Dave feeds me grapes, one by one, and the kids clean up all their toys. But that's just crazy talk.