Mani/Pedi Therapy

August 29th, 2012 : No Comments »
From: phoebegb@sahmsrule.net
To: crystalwalker@sterlingmorris.com
Subject: Domestic Bliss
What a charming picture you and Baby presented when I stopped by to drop off the pesto yesterday evening. There you were, snuggled up with this sleeping bundle of potential, while I was forced to return home to the same tedious old husband and rapidly aging children, whose personalities (and issues) were only too real.I know this is only part of the picture, and that babies are exhausting, but Brad has started pushing me to have another one of late – either that, or go back to work. Seeing as we are unlikely to conceive the old-fashioned way, I suppose I’ll just have to step up my volunteering (important to look busy) and hope his patent comes through in time for us to adopt a child before some Hollywood celebrity gets to them first.

From: crystalwalker@sterlingmorris.com
To: phoebegb@sahmsrule.net
RE: Domestic Bliss
You have an amazing ability to filter out the rest of the story while you were visiting yesterday. Didn’t you notice Kevin demanding I allow him to download slash metal music on his mePod, or Kimberly whining that her life was ruined by the arrival of another girl in the family? How could you miss Karson trying to turf Baby out of her bouncy chair when he thought no-one was looking?

Thank God, I had a bowl of Brad’s pasta to look forward to after I had wrestled (almost) all of them into bed. That stuff is addictive. The last time I remember getting that excited about a bunch of green leaves was back in college.

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phoebethompson
Keep quiet about pesto and there’ll be more where that came from. In meantime, do hope you get some sleep! Should help in these and so many other matters. Find weekly mani/pedis especially helpful for relaxation, and my last luxury (aside from Lata) to be discarded during tough times. Just so happens I have an appointment in half an hour. Care to join?

crystalwalker
Yes, but concerned au pair and George will judge me for being frivolous. Used to be so much easier to slip into salon on way home from work.

phoebethompson
Remind me where George is traveling next wk? As for Nina, just say u have an important meeting to attend, which is TRUE. Do you think Lata believes me when I walk out door dressed in power suit and return with fresh coat of OPI’s Slutty As a Presidential Intern? A hard stare is usually all it takes to silence that mocking look in her eyes.

crystalwalker
George claims the fishing trip is essential both for work and his mental health, as he finds it hard to relax w/o some kind of rod in his hands. Guess I’m entitled to feel the same way about pampering. Besides, while cat’s away, mice will play, right? I’m in.

phoebethompson:
Lata just showed up wearing favorite pair of jeans again. Swear she only does it to prove she looks better in them at fifty than I do at…well, let’s not go there. As soon as I wrestle ‘em off her, I’ll swing by and pick you up.

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