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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Chapter 4 Why You Can't Live At The Spa

Hope For The Weary Mom Why You Can't Live At the Spa.

I can count on one hand how many times I have ever gotten a massage. I have never gotten my nails done nor have I ever gotten a pedicure. I do get my hair done on occasion. Mostly just haircuts and I color it at home. Before I was married and had children I got my hair done at the salon. I really miss that sometimes because I was by myself and could relax. Now there is not many days like that. I try to take warm baths to relax but the tub at this house is too shallow. I do have a massage seat that I can put on a chair and I use that sometimes but that usually sparks interest in someone else then they want to do it too, staring at me the with bated breath the whole time. So I usually try to do things like that after everyone is in bed. There are times though that it can't wait until 10 pm. I get overwhelmed and feel like I am ready to burst. Since I am trying not to yell so much I just have to leave the room and go into my bedroom and lock the door. I don't love it but sometimes just those 5 to 10 minutes alone makes me feel a lot better. Other times it's not enough but I have to make sure my kids aren't setting the house on fire so I suck it up and come out. Usually when I go into my room like that they know I am not happy so they are usually good. So what about you? What things do you love to do to relieve stress?


  1. Honestly, I have trained my children (still a work in progress, but much better than it used to be) to leave me alone when I'm in the bathroom. When I need some quiet time, I can usually sneak away to the bathroom for a few minutes (whether I have business to attend to or not). In there, I can pray, read a magazine article from a faith-building or homeschooling magazine I leave there for just such a time, or read my Bible, which I often grab on my way in (or use the app on my phone). A few minutes of quiet time are priceless!

  2. Yes. A few minutes to myself is also priceless to me. Sometimes I just want to process a thought without getting interrupted. It's hard though with a chatter box on my hands.