Now I am not a particularly vain person, but I will admit to some indulgences. Embarrassing but true, I had my toes done just before she was born. I remember thinking wouldn’t it be nice if my toes looked good for the birth, I envisaged being able to glance down and admire them as labour progressed. And even thought that others in the room might do the same! [Fat and chance are the two words applicable here!]
However there has been a hiatus since then. I have been a bit loathe to make fixed appointments. Friends and colleagues have been great keeping two hour windows open for lunch, with me just texting them when I am on my way. It doesn’t quite work that way with businesses. I have been concerned about not being able to make it because she is asleep, or things going cactus when I am out. I probably need to remind myself that something going awry is not an if, but simply when, and be relaxed about that.
Now I have long been a customer at Airs & Graces – and would highly recommend them irrespective. The staff are lovely, and what is more the eponymous Grace is a working mum. However I still am grateful for their accommodation of the wee princess. Turning the lights down in the room I was in when she was endeavouring to drift off to sleep. Though I do wonder what she thought watching me get my legs waxed!
To top it off my little girl is currently fascinated by my toes. I can keep her entertained for at least 10 minutes by jiggling my toes and feet. And we are starting to play this little piggy. So I think it only fair that pedicures can be currently costed against the baby instead of being considered an indulgence of mine!
So I highly recommend a pedicure – when was the last time as a new mum you were the focus of someone’s attention and just got to sit there? .