Guilty pleasures. I guess we all have a guilty pleasure or two. A guilty pleasure can be anything from taking the time to get a manicure or pedicure, to curling up with a good book in the afternoon and ignoring the mountain of laundry, to that little pint of ice cream hidden from sight of the rest of the family. It could even be taking time out of your day to read your favorite blog! Regardless of what defines your own guilty pleasure, it is just that little thing that makes life a little sweeter; a quick escape from your reality. I can admit it. I have a few guilty pleasures of my own. I love getting a pedicure. There is just something about sitting in that massage chair being pampered, and coming out with soft feet and cute toes!

My latest guilty pleasure (if it hasn’t actually crossed the line to obsession) is watching American Idol. I look forward to it every Wednesday night to watch the performances, and every Thursday to find out who will be voted off. I don’t know if anyone else out there has been following the show this season but there is so much amazing talent!!! It has actually become quite a family event in our house. We record the show so we can fast forward through the ads and I think the kids actually look forward to it just as much as I do. Guilty pleasure or not, it has brought our family close together those two nights of the week. We all have our favorites and the competition can get pretty intense but it is a time that we all look forward to every week. I know we all love the show but I think we love the time that we spend together at least as much if not more.

We all need to have things to look forward to. There is so much worry and stress in our lives it is important to find the little things that give us that reprieve. Sometimes it is the little things that mean everything and that help us make it to the next day. If you don’t already have a guilty pleasure then finding one should be at the top of your list of priorities!