Be still my tired feet

Take a pot of marbles

Simmer 1/2 pint of milk for 15 mins, with two handfuls of mint thrown in.

Add a few drops of rosemary and peppermint essential oil.

Put mixture, marbles and feet in bowl, with a top-up of milk and relax. Bliss for tired Mother’s feet.

BUT, at no point should mothers forget to distract children with exciting project elsewhere.


…bowl appears to shrink

Foot soak for tired Mother’s feet is AMBUSHED!

Solution….have youngest run in with baby frog-in-hand declaring lots of frogs are now in the kitchen.

As middle child, assume responsibility for taking over foot soak as Mother, eldest sister, youngest brother and frog-in-hand disappear into kitchen.

Do you think she planned it?

Ah well, the bowl was too small for my feet. The soak did leave my feet nice and soft.

Next time, I’m waiting until they are all out of the house or asleep!

8 thoughts on “Be still my tired feet

  • Thursday 8 July, 2010 at 3:01 am

    Oh…my feet are rejoicing already!!!
    What a lovely idea, (minus the frog of course)!!!
    xo maureen

    • Thursday 8 July, 2010 at 12:29 pm

      It was just what I needed after walking to and fro from school three times yesterday along our dusty lane in sandals.

  • Thursday 8 July, 2010 at 3:15 am

    Oh wow, I gotta try that one!
    … after the children go to sleep.

    • Thursday 8 July, 2010 at 12:32 pm

      I was grateful for the ten minutes I had solo, but it would have been more leisurely if I had waited till after bed time. We all like a bit of pampering, even the small ones!

  • Thursday 8 July, 2010 at 5:42 am

    Luciana might have a point there :0)

    • Thursday 8 July, 2010 at 12:34 pm

      Totally! The question is have I now raised their expectations to include a foot spa. BL told me she would recommend it to her friends and could we do it again. I just hope she is not planning to invite her friends.

  • Thursday 8 July, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    Oh my that looks like heaven! Great pics 🙂

    • Thursday 8 July, 2010 at 9:41 pm

      It was lovely. My feet felt wonderful afterwards and the scent was gorgeous!

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