Sunday, March 24, 2013
All of us deserve some pampering
In my ENG112 class last semester I read several of Kate Chopin's writings. The short story "A Pair of Silk Stockings" is about a mother who found some money and was thinking of all of the ways she could spend this money on her children. The day turned into a mom day which after taking care of the family and getting them off to school she set out shopping. Mrs. Sommers ended up pampering herself with the purchase of some silk stockings, a pair of gloves, lunch at a restaurant that she had never been in, and magazines that were a luxuary at the time. When the day of pampering ended she longed for the cable car to never stop and to go on forever. I for one have felt this way especially when the routine of everyday life seems to be to much. I enjoy the pampering days but always looked forward to seeing my family again at the end of the day.