Saturday, February 27, 2010

Pre-Baptism Indulgence

Tomorrow, Mikayla is getting baptized. In preparation, our youth pastor suggested that we make a big deal out of the experience - celebrate. Hmmmm....how do you celebrate a growing-up-way-too-fast little girl? How about an afternoon at the spa? And, that's just what we did. Because, you know, she can't go there by herself - I volunteered to sacrifice my day and accompany her. (It's hard being me).
Actually, it is something we had talked about before, on some sort of occasion when Brayden and Daddy had gone and done something special (perhaps a sporting event or something) - and I had told Mikayla we could do this sometime. She's been "reminding" me for a while, and then, earlier this week, it dawned on me that maybe we could work this all out to make this weekend even more special. I'd use the last of my last birthday gift certificate for the two of us. She also was in need of a good hair trim - and what do you know, but Bello had availability to make both work back to back.

As we were sitting there sipping our fountain sodas and eating our Monster Cookie Snickerdoodles (a splurge pedicure just isn't the same with rice cakes....), I asked Mikayla if this was one of her favorite dates. "Oh yes", was her response. I then asked her if she liked this or the horseback trail ride we did last summer better......"this, because it's warmer!" Hmmm, that wouldn't have been my determining adjective, but whatever.....
I did feel bad for her that she didn't get to experience the full benefits of the massage chair. Her legs were too short so she had to sit forward. However, when her toes were done before mine, I suggested she sit back. The chair had a shiatzu rolling bar....it's pretty much a taste of Heaven, and Mikayla definitely agreed. By the time she got to her hair cut and the stylist started blowdrying her hair, she was nearly asleep.......Oh honey, we clearly have the same love language....she said she'll be asking for a Bello gift certificate from Santa this year.......

2 comments:

オテモヤン said...
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cjoy said...

First, how wonderful that she's getting baptized!

Second...the next time you have a bit of extra on a gift certificate, I'd be happy to be your date....oooh la la...that sounded like a fabulous time!! :)