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The whole manicure/pedicure thing got me thinking:<br><br>
What small thing(s) do we do to treat ourselves?<br><br>
For me, it's my nightly 2-hour baths with a good book. I went to the library today and picked up <i>Animal Farm</i>, <i>Life of Pi</i>, <i>Cry, the Beloved Country</i> and <i>The Thirteenth Tale</i>. Oh, and with bubbles and a good drink, of course!<br><br>
So, share your little pleasures in life that are just. for. you.
 

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Once a week or so I go sit in a cafe with a coffee and a good book and just relax for a couple of hours in the evening. I also have dinner and see a movie with a friend every few weeks, but the cafe thing is mine and mine alone. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I read in the jacuzzi often, too. That's my idea of heaven <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> The lights dimmed and my house quiet.<br><br>
I also enjoy about an hr or so in the mornings by myself. Usually I am checking my email, searching MDC, or reading news articles with a yummy cup of coffee. My older two kids leave around 8:30 and my younger two don't wake up until 9:30-10:30 so I have at least an hr of peace and relaxation. I know that's not really something I 'do' to pamper myself like get a pedicure, but it feels like a luxury since the rest of my day in spent changing diapers and cleaning up kid messes.<br><br>
What I need to do is make an appt. at the salon to get my hair cut. It's bad! when we drove by last night I told DH to let me know when he will be working from home again so I can go (by myself!) and get my hair done.
 

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Once or twice a month I meet up with a group of friends for breakfast at a coffee shop. We get our kids on the bus and then head over for a cup of coffee and a pastry.<br><br>
This morning for the first time in 9 months I had my hair done at the salon!! It was the most glorious 1.5 hours I have had in a long time.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> It was worth every cent I paid. Although I think I got a great deal for everything I got. I even bought some hair product.
 

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I take a shower...lol. I go to town by myself to grab food or whatever. Um, I get to sleep in on the weekends. I get my hair cut when I need a pick-me-up, when I don't feel very pretty. And of course my pedi's!!!!
 

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hmm. not happening as much as i'd like!<br><br>
my DH is super, but he is working hard at work, and is finishing renovations at home, so my time is almost entirely as a kid-watcher/cook/ceo of household!<br><br>
must aspire to more 'me' time.
 

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I just went to New Zealand (ok, maybe that was my big pamper for the decade) <a href="http://www.beauty-spa.co.nz/thermalmud.php" target="_blank">and the mud</a> was a truly brilliant find. My skin hasn't felt this soft since I was a tiny baby. It's awesome. *AND* the NZ dollar is worth ~1/2 the US dollar so folks from the US can mentally half those prices. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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I waste too much time online, so I don't have the opportunities to really pamper myself - silly.<br><br>
Little things...if both kids are napping (rare) or dh/ds1 is occupying the one who isn't (more common), I'll curl up on the couch with a book and a cup of herbal tea. I do enjoy warm/hot baths, occasionally with a bubble bath or "bath tea" added to them. I also try to fit in short yoga workouts, because they make me feel relaxed. About once every two years, I book an hour long massage at the spa - pure bliss. Once baby-under-construction arrives, I'm going to see if I can talk dh into bringing the baby up to the public pool, so that I can soak in the whirlpool, and still have baby nearby for when he/she needs to nurse. My kids are sitting at the whirlpool (just feet) after swimming lessons, and it's looking really, really good...<br><br>
I also belong to a choir, and my rehearsals are self-pamper time.<br><br><br>
ETA: I'm also going to the ICAN conference in April, and that's pure self-indulgence.
 

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When I'm at my rope's end, and I need to 'run away from home', I go to a movie by myself and have popcorn for dinner.<br><br>
Simple I know, but it really does it for me.
 

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I have a spa day in my bathroom about once a week where I use a salt scrub, put a mask on my face, soak in essential oils, light a candle, and RELAX!!<br><br>
I go to the gym 2x a week and workouts feel like pampering to me. I also sit in the hot tub and I shower at the gym. It's so nice to pick DS up from his half day of preschool after that. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
I go out and do something by myself one day or evening every weekend. It can be a number of things, like snowboarding, hiking, dancing, visiting friends, or a rare shopping excursion (I hate shopping).<br><br>
I hire a babysitter for 3 hours once every 3 months and go get my haircut and take the extra hour to meet a friend at the coffee shop for a chat. It's so nice to have an adult face-to-face discussion without being interrupted.<br><br>
All these things are key to my mental and physical health, and I'm feelin pretty good about both! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 
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