This morning at my MOPS group we had a spa day. I got to make my own sugared body scrub, do my nails, eat a yummy brunch (provided by my table this time), and get a 10-minute massage from an actual massage therapist! All without a toddler pulling at the leg of my pants! It was fabulous. Normally I’m kind of turned off by the pampering…a lot women’s retreats seem to be focused more on pampering the body rather than refreshing and challenging the soul. But today it was just what I needed, and in fact, a spa package has been what I’ve been asking Husband for for Christmas.
Anja didn’t do as well at Moppets today, crying if she wasn’t held constantly. I think it has something to do with her teething, and several of the other moms at my table said their kids (all around her age) are going through the same stage–separation anxiety all over again. Hopefully as she gets older she’ll learn to enjoy playing with the other kids as much as I enjoy “playing” with the other moms!
p.s. She did her part in gobbling up some leftover pumpkin bread after her lunch today, and it’s so funny to me that she already has a very clear taste for baked goods. Every time she gets something sweet, which is rare, her eyes go wide and she says very emphatically, “Nom, Nom!” Oh, Anja, Mommy knows! All too well…