Miss Maya was bored and as usual didn’t want to play with her toys or read a book and on this particular day, didn’t even want to watch TV (not even the Disney Junior channel)! So, I am like GREAT, it’s 6pm, I’ve just put the baby to bed, I’m exhausted and can’t be bothered getting creative and/or making a mess. Then I had a brainwave, just that day I went to Lush and actually bought myself a lovely shea butter pink bath melt thingy that I intended to use to give myself a pedicure.
“Maya, do you want to have a Pedicure Pamper Party?!” *slight pause* I knew she had no idea what I was talking about.
“YES MUM, I AM SO EXCITED!!!”
To make your small human think you’re AMAZING follow these steps. You will need:
- Baby Bath (or something big enough for your feet to fit into)
- Nail Kit (not necessary if you don’t need to clip or file nails)
- Nail Polish – Maya picked pastel blue (again only if you or your little one wants to use polish)
- Lush Bath Melt (or bath bomb or just food colouring – it’s meant to be easy so whatever you already have at home).
- Lay towel (the bigger towel the better) on the ground where you want to do your pedicures.
- Place the baby bath on top of the towel (to catch drips and splashes) and fill with warm water.
- Round up 3 year old and tell them it’s time to PARTY!
- Let your little person drop the bath melt in (they freaking go nuts for this kind of thing HAHA).
- Pop your footsies in and enjoy some one on one chat time with your lil babe!
- When your ready, get your lil one to dry off their feet and pop their feet on your lap (then you can keep your feet soaking longer).
- Paint your babes toes!
- Take your feet out and clip, file, push cuticles, buff – whatever you need to do.
- Pack up! That’s it (I painted my toe nails after Maya went to bed, if I didn’t she would’ve definitely wanted to paint mine for me).
I was so surprised with how long Maya was happy to sit there and chat for – we mainly talked about unicorns and mermaids.
After we finished and packed it up together she was absolutely glowing with happiness. One of those infectious, heartwarming mega smiles was plastered across her face until bed time!
Sometimes I forget how important one on one time is, ever since Hidayah was born I have struggled with giving the girls special individual mummy time. And it’s truly amazing how 30 mins and a pink bath melt turned me into a SUPERMUM. Plus you’re totally killing two birds with one stone because you actually get to give your feet some (in my case, much needed) attention.