I am not sure if it was simply a case of the house being unusually quiet as Drew had taken the girls to get our special extra light cheese pizza* for the third night in a row, or if it was the lights being off in the bathroom, but I just had one of the most peaceful and relaxing showers I have ever experienced.
We had just returned from the park and had begun our evening showers in anticipation of our Sunday Night Snuggle. Drew helped the girls with their showers while I colored my hair which is an evil necessity and something I absolutely hate to do. But the resulting shower was a glorious one.
Drew helps the girls with their showers with the lights off, in an effort I believe as we have never actually discussed it, to have a calming effect on our otherwise adorably cute but very rambunctious children. As Belle finished up and I got in, I didn't realize that the lights were off as I am the type of person that always wants ALL of the lights on, no matter what time of day or night it is, and upon the realization of them being off would have promptly turned them on.
But halfway through this shower I did in fact realize that the lights were out and the bathroom had taken on a very calming and peaceful personality. I am however, a tad bit suspicious of my Duane Reade Blackhead Clearing Scrub and think the minty tingling effect of it somehow added to this peaceful calm.
As I have briefly mentioned, we are buying a house and my discretionary income for things that result in advanced stages of relaxation (massages, facials, etc.) will be greatly diminished in the coming months/years, although I didn't really indulge in those things anyway, which I guess now is really going to come in handy.
So I may just start turning out the lights while I shower in the hopes of recreating the peacefulness that I experienced this evening. It was peaceful enough for me to feel compelled to share this experience here where usually most of my ideas that once seemed bright turn stupid before I even have a chance to log into Typepad. My computer runs on Vista after all.
* We eat pizza ALOT and we have found that when you order a large pie with extra light cheese you have less fat, grease and cholesterol entering your body and the bodies of your loved ones thus allowing you to eat pizza three times as much per week while having the same effect of a normal cheese pizza. These facts makes us very happy.