My two boys are very different when it comes to food. William is a picker, he only likes certain things Pizza, Pizza, Pizza, Soup ( ramen noodles only) Pizza, Pizza, Spinach (Thank you Lord!) and Pizza. If it doesn't look right he's not eating it. Different food groups can not touch and has to be served super hot! So of course I try to feed him everything I can, which is a struggle for both of us. Wesley on the other hand will eat dirt if it has ketchup on it. There is NOTHING my baby doesn't like. Wait there is one thing: scrambled eggs. Other than that he will eat everything and more I place in front of him without complaint. His love of food is a concern because sometimes he will eat too much and make himself sick. So on one hand I'm shoving food down Will's throat and on the other I'm taking food away from Wes. Talk about stress! Anyhoo! One day I went into the kids room to put something back and I smelled this horrible smell. The boys were in there playing video games. I asked them what was that smell was and they were like" We don't smell anything" (I don't understand how they can never smell anything.) " What do you mean I say, it smells disgusting." I didn't know if they were in there just hanging loose ( passing gas) or what. I start sniffing around opening drawers and looking under stuff but I couldn't find anything. Ok maybe that was a figment of my imagination, but I know I smell something where is it? As I sit on the end of Wesley bed, thinking maybe he had an accident in it, I notice the top of his post wasn't screwed on all the way. I reach over to screw it back on right and the wave of disgusting smell hits me! There was something in the bedpost! What is this I scream! Everyone looks at me, Wesley slowly walks over and looks down into the bedpost. " I don't know, but it stinks." " REALLY?" I look in the bedpost and see some water, I tell Will to go and get me a plastic bowl. He brings it back and I have them lift the bed up while I unscrew the bottom of the post. What comes out is the foulest liquid stench you have ever smelt, and a banana stem. "You shoved a banana in the post" I yell at Wesley. Wesley said "No..... I ate the banana."
Lord give me strength......
I am in an amazing space.... I am in my home and have had a beautiful experience that I soooo want you to share. It’s probably not what you think but here goes.... I’ve just taken a bath, wait...WAIT! before the eye
rolling starts keep reading :-)
I’ve been working on a campaign for Pooka called the Ultimate bath. I believe that everyone should take baths because they’re therapeutic. Now, I love a good bath but I have to admit I take way more showers because they’re just quicker and easier. So although I was creating the “Ultimate Bath” campaign, I have to admit I haven’t taken the time to take one recently. So this evening I decided to take one and OH MY GOODNESS!
Firstly, you pay upwards of $70 for a spa treatment and how many of us actually do that. I want to tell you you have a spa right in your house. Stop all of the negative thinking like, “I don’t lilke baths” or “ I don’t like my tub” or ”I just don’t have time”. YOU NEED A BATH.
Baths can lower your blood pressure and can help reduce stress, thats reason enough.
You have to start thinking of your bath as a treatment, yes a treatment! Something that you do every week to better your health. I now look at Sunday evenings as my health treatment day. With all of the ads on the market for medications and therapies, how amazing is it to know that you have one right in your house. So now that you realize this is a wonderful way to change your health, just like drinking water every day, I’m going to tell you how to make it the thing that you look forward to doing every week.
I ran a hot bath and since I’m always experimenting I added a new natural bubble bar I’m working on. Lots of nice bubbles so now the tub looked kind of nice. Then I drizzled in some bath oil and dropped in a bath fizzie (are you getting this visual! Bubbles, beautiful fizzing going on?!) After that I lit a beautiful coconut candle. Now, this place is looking like a real spa! I think the best part was I turned on pandora on my phone and instead of my usual Jill Scott or Adele, I tuned into Spa radio and just had beautiful painos playing through my bath room. Then I grabbed a magazine and stepped into the tub, AMAZING! How could I have forgotten how this feels! I never even read the book, I just closed my eyes and thought about how blessed I am. I thanked GOD for all that I’ve been allowed to experience, I thought of my wonderful family and friends, I thought of how much I was enjoying this moment.......After about 30 minutes I decided to add to the skin treatment part and rub myself down with a new himalyan sea salt scrub bar that I’ve been playing with(look people there is always going to Pooka in every blog!) I started to massage my skin with the bar and I was glowing. I relaxed a little more and got out of the tub. After I toweled dry I felt amazing and I was going to throw on a T-shirt BUT not after that experience, I grabbed a beautiful nightgown that I usually would save for vacations, but why wait, everyday I’m alive should be a vacation. I was so relaxed and grateful after my bath that I sat down to write this. I had all kind of thoughts in my head about how I was going to buy a truck and go to peoples houses and prepare baths for them, lol! That’s how much I want everyone to have this experience. The thing is almost everyone has a bath tub so no matter where you are in life you can feel this way and you owe it to yourself and your health!
So below is what came from my bath:
I was totally relaxed, I’m sure my blood pressure was lowered
I was so grateful and humbled and in the moment
I was able to just focus on me, in a busy day when do we do that
I gave my skin an amazing treatment, shaving years of aging off :-)
I was inspired enough to write this blog
I was HAPPY