Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Sweet & Sassy

Being a mother, we spend our time teaching our children how to walk, talk, tie their shoes, how to dress themselves and how to become individual little people. When we are not teaching them the basics of life we are teaching them manners, morals, culture and values - the things we deem important in their knowledge. Somewhere in there we try to squeeze in a few moments to laugh and play all the while, knowing we are still watching out for these children we love so dearly.

As a mother, I can relate much more to my daughters, DQ and Little Miss, much more than I can Jr, because he's a boy. That is not to say we don't have anything in common, however, when DQ comes home and tells me about some 'smelly, gross thing' a boy did at school - I can laugh with her and completely understand where she is coming from. When Jr. laughs at the use of the word 'penis' or goes off to hunt creepy/crawly things...I am usually left with a dumb, blank stare on my face.

As their mother, I can relate to my daughters. As a woman I can relate to other women. While we are not identical we are still very much alike and have at some point, been there where they are now. So when the opportunity came for me to spend the day with DQ at the Spa - I gladly ditched the hub and snatched up DQ as if her life depended on it. Typically I would have never thought twice about taking my daughter to a Spa...for heavens sake, she is too young to enjoy that and usually those are my moments to get away and relax, but in this case, we were headed to Sweet & Sassy Spa and Salon for little girls.

Yes, that is right - Little girls who can get their hair done, mini-manis & mini-pedis, and makeup. It is down right adorable and the people who work there are so much fun I wish I could go there myself. They have make your own lotions, lip gloss, glitter this and glam that. DQ opted for a hair cut (shampoo, cut and style) and because she's been on her best behavior for a few weeks now I threw in a mini-mani. From the moment we stepped thru those doors her smile beamed from ear to ear and did not fail until bed time when she was informed 'her up-do' would not last until school tomorrow.

At least she had fun today....today where she was both Sweet & Sassy and I caught a brief glimpse of the girl of tomorrow.

14 comments:

Heather said...

oh she is JUST precious, and that is an AWESOME idea. i love that-- i've always thought that little girls should get pampered too; i used to take my little sister to get mani's/pedi's with me, but i wish i would have been able to take her somewhere like that!

way to go, mom!

krissy said...

That is adorable. In in city 3hrs from us, there is a spa for girls complete with a pink limo that picks them up. You can even have sleep overs at this spa and they are very reasonable. On our next trip there, we are heading to the spa. And mom's get their hair and nails done too. Ya-hoo.

Your stepson cracks me up talking about a penis. Boys are so funny and although it's hard to relate too as a woman, it is a great time to pretend to be a boy for awhile. That's why I love hanging with my nephews. They are something refreshingly different.

See ya later sweet Kel. I so wish that we could have taken our daughters together to the spa. Is it selfish of me to pray that you could live closer??? ;-)

tootie said...

Aww..this sounds like so much fun! I'm glad you took the time to do this for her. She will remember it for a long time!

♥spoiled mommy♥ said...

Awwww-that is so super sweet!
I love taking my daughter with me...the 14 yr. old...its nice conversation and feels just like hanging out my my best friend.
Looking forward to taking the Lil Princess.

mommaof4wife2r said...

super fun...and i'm a little jealous. but a piece of advice...lock her up! she's way too pretty!

OHmommy said...

Awww... so sweet. I wish we had a place like that around here.

Maybe I should open one up?

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

oh now where is THIS place!! I want to take my girls there!!!!

jupitersinclair said...

very cool :)
Sadly (or maybe really not), I have raised 3 tomboys who would think I had lost my mind if I tried to take them some place like that :P

A Buns Life said...

She is adorable!!

Kori said...

She is very, very sweet, no doubt, and that is something I think I would like to do even now with Hannah. That said, I deal MUCH better with boys than I do girls, and am grateful God saw fit to give me three of them and just one girl. I adore her, I am SO glad every day (most days) that I had one, but understand her? Nope.

Indy said...

How sweet for you. What wonderful memories you are creating.

the cubicle's backporch said...

That is too cute!

I've never heard of a salon just for kids! That's a creative idea!

Lindsey said...

Awww she is so sweet!

auntie said...

so fun! looks like she had a great time :)