When my husband and I built our house we had a whirlpool tub put in the master bathroom. Oh, how I imagined sitting in that tub a few times a week, soaking in the glorious hot water, a delightful change from the small tub with yellowish water that I was forced to bathe in at our first home.
Once I was pregnant, the super hot water that I so love to soak in was out (not good for baby, after all). Oh, I still soaked when I could, but it wasn’t quite the same. And life with little ones certainly hasn’t given me many opportunities to just sit, soak, and maybe read a good book while just lounging in the tub.
Happily I’ve found the chance a little more often lately (at least I can remember when it was used last now) – little ones actually going (and staying) in bed early enough that I can run the water after their bedtime.
And tonight – a pre-bedtime soak, so needed this week with my husband working nights and the kids not taking quiet time the way they need to. How glorious it felt to just let the jets run, drowning out the background noise, reading a couple chapters in a book without pictures… And stepping out, hearing my husband tell the kids it was time to pick up before bedtime.
I am so thankful for that much needed “me time.”
What are you thankful for this week?