Our daughters have always had vivid imaginations! When I was pregnant, so were they (pillow inserted into t-shirt). When I was nursing, they just popped those dolls up underneath their shirts and fed their babies :) They are certainly nurturers at heart!
They escorted me to the nail salon a few months ago and had their first manicure/pedicure special and they became *high-maintenance divas* overnight! Seriously, I usually get one good foot-scrubbin' in the spring before I put my flip-flops on and expose these boney-beauties to the world. Well, ever since that experience the girls have been made wise to the world of business. I guess all those free back scratches and head rubs are history, cause these sisters are looking to score a little cash for their labor!
Emma gives one mean foot massage for about $1.00 but I usually don't get out of there for less than $2 or $3 because she has so many other options that those fancy salons just don't have (hair brushing, lotion on my back) all the while I get some good ol' fashioned girl talk and it beats salon gossip any day!
Hannah's place is a bit pricier with manicure and pedicures because they charge for polish......scrubbing........cuticles.....(I was wondering what the manicure *did* include) but I kept silent during my service (all the while tallying my bill). She did a mighty fine job and all the while I had little Sam using the pumice stone on my shin bones and that's something you sure don't get at the local *Nails-4-U*!
We enjoyed our Labor Day and we certainly didn't "labor" much. The girls and I had a ceremonous trip to the nail salon and had our manicures and a lesson in Buddhism at the checkout counter (there are sooo many opportunities to learn).
Tomorrow is our first day of school and I need to go sit at the top of the stairs and gaze at my girls' baby pictures and do my traditional ugly cry!
I'll do my best not to mess up my manicure/pedicure.