Friday, September 07, 2012
Permission to Pamper???
To be honest, it felt a wee bit self-indulgent, but that didn't prevent me from spending $30 to get them filled this week when they were starting to look scruffy. You know, the ACFW conference is around the corner and I want to look polished and professional--never mind that I'm a stay-home/homeschooling mom who does dishes by hand (hello rubber gloves.)
That got me to thinking, why shouldn't stay-home moms get a little pampering every now and then? Moms--whether we work at home or outside the home--spend the majority of our lives devoted to other people, making sure everyone around us feels treasured. Surely there's nothing wrong with indulgence every once in a while, which includes spending actual money, to make ourselves feel a little extra special. Right?
Then I did the math. At $30 every 3 weeks (and believe me, that's stretching it to the bitter and ugly chipped end) that amounts to about $520 a year. FIVE-HUNDRED AND TWENTY DOLLARS A YEAR, for hands that spend a good deal of time sweating under yellow rubber gloves!
So yes to a little pampering, but I have the sinking feeling I have to find a new indulgence.
What's your indulgence? Do you ever experience the guilt like me?