I'm addicted to pedicures. There I said it. And I hear that the first way of dealing with your problem is admitting that you actually have one.
I find that it's a source of comfort to have my feet scraped, scrubbed, exfoliated, rubbed and moisturized while sitting in a chair that rubs my back electronically.
In fact, this was something that I was doing frequently. What's frequently you ask?
Well, it all started out as a special occasion thing. Lawnmower Man purchased me a gift certificate for a birthday or mother's day. Just like any addiction, it's hard to remember exactly when it all started.
Then it turned out to be a special thing when I was going to wear really cute sandals. Like Easter or to ring in the spring season.
And then it was a
And then it was a once a month thing. A special treat because I deserved it. I have a job, I'm a hard worker, etc. Why not?
And then, like all addictions, I needed more. I started stopping by the Luxi Nails on an every other week basis to get my fix because when you wear $1 Old Navy flip-flops, your feet don't hold up very well. I kept justifying my addiction because the price kept getting better and better.
Then I took it to a new level. $19.99 if you bring a friend. So, I drug my friends into my world of temporary pleasure and comfort. That made it even better. And then, just like good ol' Brittney, I involved my kids. Oh, you say you'll never take it that far. That you won't ever let that happen and then one day you're sloshing your feet in a basin of sudsy water while your children are getting bling designs painted on their big toes right across from you. Exhibit A...
But that was all before Africa. Before I knew that I was going to the land of starving children and that I would need to save money to get there. So, I've quit. Cold turkey. I haven't had a pedicure since August 6. Exhibit B...
I'm taking it one day at a time.
P.S. And please don't leave me a comment saying to let Lawnmower Man or the Lil'Nanny paint my toes. I've been there/done that and my feet looked like a prop from the movie Texas Chainsaw Massacre.