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My mom promised me a date to get a pedicure while she was visiting. A little early birthday treat for my toes to be ready for what we thought was spring. We've been going, going, going all week. There really hasn't been a moment that the two of us could get away. I suggested that we bring the girls with us.
I called a new nail salon in town in the morning. They had two openings for us right away. I happened to ask how much a kiddie pedicure cost. A reasonable $15 ... times two, of course. I thought since my mom was treating me, I'd treat my girls to their first salon pedicure.
Once we arrived, we were the only ones in the salon and four ladies were ready and waiting for us. We were directed to pick out our nail color of choice. It didn't take the girls long to pick out a perfect purple for their toes. Grandma and I picked out our shades of purple as well. We walked over to the big chairs and the girls were in awe.
P. had no issues adjusting to her new surroundings. She climbed up in the chair and was ready for this new experience. She was all smiles.
M. wasn't quite as sure. She watched me as I rolled up my pant legs and dipped my feet into the big bowl of warm water. She slowly followed my lead.
I told M., "Relax. This is special. Listen to the soft music and enjoy while we get pampered."
A smile crept across her face.
The girls then provided a play-by-play of everything that was happening to each of us. From scrubbing to trimming to filing to purple lotion to toe separators -- and everything in between -- until all forty BIG and little toes were painted purple.
As we waited for our pretty purple toes to dry, M. looked at me with a sense of urgency, wiggled her fingers at me, and asked, "Mom, what about our finger nails?"
"Not this time, honey," I winked and whispered in response.
On the way home, the girls continued to gush about their first nail salon experience. Then M. quickly asked, "Mommy, does Daddy know about our toes?"
I laughed, "Not yet."
"Can we tell him?" she questioned.
"Of course! You have to show him your purple toes!" I have been known to tell them that "this" is our little secret. I guess she was just checking.
|After we arrived home, M. took a photo of her freshly painted|
purple toes with the iPad! They were HUGE on the screen!
I'm not sure if introducing my almost-five year old daughters to the nail salon was a good idea or not ... but P. already requested that we return to the nail salon for aqua toes before their Frozen birthday party in May.
Or shall I say, oh girls ...
|The final product: Our varying shades of purple toes.|
Grandma wrote about our adventure too! Click HERE to read!