A few weeks ago I got a wild hair and decided to get a full set of nails before our daughter's wedding. After all, people would surely notice such a detail (cough, cough).
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?
Georgiana Daniels resides in the beautiful mountains of Arizona with her
super-generous husband and three talented daughters. She graduated from
Northern Arizona University with a bachelor's degree in public
relations, and now has the privilege of homeschooling by day and
wrestling with the keyboard by night. She enjoys sharing God's love
through fiction, and is exceedingly thankful for her own happily ever