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Yes, Please: Bubble Baths

One of my favorite activities has always been taking a bubble bath.

A recent conversation made me think back to one of my favorite episodes of Friends, where Monica teaches Chandler the art of the bubble bath, and he discovers that baths are enjoyable. Chandler loves it so much that he can’t stop taking them, and gets busted by the others enjoying one.

When I was very little, I loved to play with my toys and make shapes out of the bubbles. As I grew up, I learned that being able to relax and read a book was best done with a tub full of bubbles. I’m sure there were many times that the rest of my family would get mad at me, as I would spend hours at a time locked in the bathroom because I didn’t want to take the time to put a good book down.

Now that I’m an adult, it’s the perfect place for me to go where I can block out the rest of the world and be able to relax after a long day. Sometimes I’ll bring a book (I’ve learned that trying to use a Kindle there isn’t the best idea) and stay until all of the bubbles are gone and the water has gone from steamy to frigid. If I’m in the mood, I’ll light some candles and even enjoy a glass of wine… although most of the time it’s just some delicious smelling bubbles.

While any bathtub will work, I’ve found that the older claw foot style is my favorite. The old cast iron tubs with their strange feet just make the bath seem that much more special. I don’t usually consider inanimate objects as romantic, but am always drawn to them- my Dream Home board on Pinterest features several bathrooms that I love simply because of the presence of a claw foot tub.

For some, the idea of sitting in what is really just a pool of your own filth makes the idea of baths repulsive. For me, while it does gross me out a little, it’s never stopped me from taking one when I wanted.

In the past, I’ve sacrificed my own private time for others, and have recently started really thinking about those things that truly make me happy. It might be silly, but baths are one thing that I know will never make me unhappy. It’s important to set aside time to do what makes you happiest, so I look forward to the times I know my skin will be wrinkled and when the hardest decision is to get out, or turn more hot water on and stay awhile longer.

Are there any special things you do to treat yourself and spend time just relaxing?

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