Thursday, September 6, 2007

Foot Maintenance

I envy Claire's little feet--so smooth, so soft. I remember when I had feet that amazing. Know when that was? Just before my first pedicure.

I received a gift certificate for a pedicure from a student as an end-of-the-year teacher's gift. Being a big fan of the foot rub, I excitedly took my gift certificate to the salon and prepared myself for some top-notch pampering. I wasn't disappointed. What a great experience!! I know some people can't stand to have other people touch their feet or any other body part for a massage, but I am not one of those people. I figure if you've got the hankering to massage, I've got the feet/legs/back/etc for ya . . . go to town!

After the wonder that was my first pedicure, I discovered a nasty little trick of the salons. Once you've had a pedicure, your feet are NEVER the same. Let me explain:

They take this little device that is a cross between a cheese slicer and a cheese grater and use it all over your feet to remove any dead or rough skin. (did I mention, I didn't have this problem before my pedicure?) Turns out? Using this utensil on feet has the same effect as using a razor on hairy legs. You know the whole, "shaved hair grows back thicker and darker"? Well, a cheese-grated heel grows back flakier and rougher. My heels have lost their innocence. I could seriously file steel with these bad boys.

Which forces me to return to the salon for that oh so good smoothness. These salons are like drug dealers. They could hand out the first pedicure for free on the street. They know you'll eventually have to come back for more. It's crazy.

I know this is only so very apparent to me now because I haven't been able to get a pedicure since Claire was born, but there is no worse feeling than walking across the floor and feeling the carpet stick to your feet. Shudder. I guess I should count my blessings that the majority of my house has wood flooring.

I guess I'll go invest in a pumice stone/foot file and see if I can maintain that baby soft goodness myself.

Ahhh sweet Claire, enjoy those baby feet. How sweet they are!


David Cox said...

I wonder if the same thing would be true about teeth? If I never started brushing my teeth, would my breath be minty fresh? Maybe you should try that on Claire just for an experiment...

momimi said...

Heel-grooming tip: emory boards are not just for fingernails...

Anonymous said...

Cheese slicer/cheese grater?