When we all came together as a family and Rosa and I decided to live our lifestyle openly, Ana, who expressed an early curiosity and interest, was slowly and carefully given different 'privileges' as the 'Junior Boss'. And one of these was free access to a pedicure and foot rub. In fact, on my two posted sets of Rules of Behavior for each of my "Honeys", besides being shown proper respect and patience, and having the ability to impose punishment if needed, the only other "common ground" rule between Rosa and Ana is the guarantee of regular foot pampering.
Ana always seemed to enjoy the attention, even when she was more of a wise-cracking tomboy than the studious ( but still wise-cracking ) young lady she is now. She once told me that she used to occasionally rub her Grandmother's feet back in Peru and felt like the attention she was getting from me now was 'her turn' to enjoy a good massage. Back then, because she was a bit of a tomboy who was never girlie or vain about fashion or make-up, I used to tease her about her 'mushrooms' being 'monkey toes' and needing immediate attention to groom them into cute, human toes, more appropriate for the young lady she was growing into.
Another funny routine that resulted from all of this was an occasional, though on-going, Mother/Daughter mock rivalry. Depending on who was getting pampered, depending on the situation or mood, the current recipient would inform the other that they were currently the focus of attention in order to gloat good-naturedly over the other. For a while, Ana seemed to particularly enjoy letting her Mother know when she was in the middle of getting a pedicure, and Rosa would playfully overreact feigning jealousy.
Now Ana and I have a weekly 'us-time' each Friday morning (barring some change in plans) where we do our weekly behavior review, talk about whatever serious, funny, or personal issues that are of interest....... all while I attend to her feet, which............as you can see from this recent, post-pedicure photo.....
......are definitely no longer "monkey toes"! In fact, besides being just like her Mom in enjoying a good foot-pampering session, she also inherited whatever genes result in having cute little pink 'mushrooms'. Truly, in so many ways......the apple REALLY doesn't fall far from the tree!