I've noticed this girly thing doesn't take long to unravel. My nail polish chips, my skin gets dry, my attitude goes downhill. Instead of trying to remedy this on a daily basis while chasing four kids and keeping up with housework that never ends, I decided that I would take one night a week that the kids are in bed early, my husband isn't home, and my mom is working and pamper myself a little. That's why Sunday nights have become Pampered pretty Sundays.
If all goes according to plan, I will have big kids in bed by 8:30 and the baby shortly thereafter, and then I can grab a book, relax in the tub, use the sugar scrub, shave the legs, use my new stress relieving bath salts. That will have me all set to grate and sandpaper my feet, apply lotion, repaint nails, etc. I think once a week will be much more manageable to me than trying to fit something into every day when it comes up. Besides, what says day of rest better than a good book, a hot bath, and some time alone?