Saturday, November 3, 2007

Nurture the nurturer

In Brisbane, I heard the phrase 'Nurture the nurturer'. Meaning, if the mother is not nurtured/pampered/taken care of/given time to herself, she WILL NOT be able to do her mothering job.

It is so true. I think my mother would have benefited from hearing this phrase back when we were kids. Somehow, I get the impression that many mothers from her time operated in the giving mode all the time without taking any time for themselves.....and then later on, lament the fact. Or perhaps the lamenting would manifest itself in periodic blowouts.

It happens with today's mothers too but I believe that many more women are taking countermeasures. A day at the spa, lunch with friends, online businesses, blogging (ha! ha!). Basically having non-baby related activities. I'm not saying that this solves all household problems but it does help to unwind a person and so keep things balanced.

Anyway, that whole lead up was to tell you all that I had a wonderful time getting foot reflexology and a manicure AT THE SAME TIME. One person at my feet and one person at my hands. I have been nurtured and now I'm happy to be back at work.

p/s The good thing about living in Palembang is that this sort of nurturing only cost me USD6.64.


Jean-Luc Picard said...

That is what I call being pampered!

Evelyn said...

Also, dont forget the hubby/daddy too! Too often, the guy gets neglected when a new baby/kids come along. Do take time out and have date nights with Richard.

In the business world, it's called "Train the trainer"... :-D

I need to move to Palembang just for my mani/pedi! :-P

Bilbo said...

I don't think anyone would begrudge you the opportunity to take a little pampering time for yourself. I always look forward to getting my hair cut every two weeks or so because Regina at the local Hair Cuttery always gives me a wonderful scalp massage that leaves me feeling great. Someday I'll tell you the story of the Seaweed Massage I had on our first cruise...

baby~amore' said...

I want some pampering - that is so cheap but oh so priceless.You deserve it