This week for Bikinis in the Snow, we got pedicures. Yes, both of us. For me, it was not a big deal. In fact, I was pretty excited to include this as a challenge. Morry, on the other hand, has never had a pedicure, and never thought about getting one either!
After our usual Friday lunch at Wholy Bagel, we went to Oasis Day Spa for pedicures. Luckily, there were a few other men getting pedicures as well. I think it helped ease Morry’s apprehension.
Morry seemed to enjoy the massage chair and foot massage. Of course, I had a nice time getting pampered too.
How did I feel before trying this challenge?
Of course, I was looking forward to this challenge. I need to plan more of these spa-like challenges.
How did I feel during the challenge?
I enjoyed relaxing and it was nice to see Morry relaxing as well. The last few weeks have been pretty stressful and it was good to see him have a little break.
How do I feel after the challenge?
I’m glad we did this together and I’m glad Morry wasn’t embarrassed to get a pedicure.
What did I learn?
I learned I should get pedicures more often! ha ha! But really, I learned that Morry is open to trying new things, especially for something that is typically a female outing.
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