Last week I had a friend over, it happened to be while Cyrus and I were making banana bread together. A few of her children asked if they could help, I politely told them, “Sorry, this is a special activity for just me and Cyrus.” Cyrus bubbled up with pride!
My friend asked if I had a special one-on-one activity for each of my children.
Ummm… well… we have one-on-one time… but nothing specific. Not like banana bread time. So I started thinking about how I can incorporate some special and specific activities with each of the kids.
I decided to start with the other middle child… because doesn’t it seem like those middle children get the short end of the stick!?!
The activity has to be something special, aka not just play time. And something that isn’t annoying (for me) or difficult to do often.
Cora Jane loves girly things! Shopping?… Our budget wouldn’t allow a weekly Target shopping trip. (Boo!) Make-up?… she’s a bit to young for lessons on how to highlight your cheekbones. Spa day? Mmmmm… we can’t get massages but we can to a fun scrubs and masks! I started looking into skincare items but didn’t feel comfortable putting all those chemicals onto her sweet perfect skin! (Not sure why I don’t care about my skin… mom problems.) I found bambuearth… all organic… phthalate free, paraben free, sulfate free, preservative free, no synthetic fragrances, no synthetic dyes, sustainable palm oil, never tested on animals… AND made just a few towns away. Whew.
So no pandas are dying for this soap? (It’s a big deal!)
(bambuearth is having a kickstarter campaign right now for a storefront in Orange County! Consider donating some $$$… even $5 would be rad!)
So much heaven…
Cora Jane says the Brown Sugar scrub smells like cookies.
I think the Petitgrain Cream is the best lotion I have ever used. A little goes a long way.
Cora Jane agrees.
I have easily been able to keep up this time with Cora Jane (I mean, sugar scubs are delightful) and the way she looks forward to our spa day is crazy.
It doesn’t take much, friends. Our bambuearth spa day takes us 15-20 minutes, once a week and you would think I took her to Disneyland.
Small Things are Big Things for your family.
We have so much fun, but truth be told, I really can’t wait till she is older and we get to do real spa days. With facials and massages and highlights and pedicures. (oh my)
Cora Jane even let her cranky-woke-up-too-early-from-her-nap sister use the toner… just this once.