Thursday, February 25, 2010

Not By the Hair of My Chinny Chin Chin

When I was in my twenties I used to have these long, thick eyelashes.  I was always really proud of them.  I fussed with various shades of eyeshadows and different types of mascara to show them off to their full potential.  Sometimes they would leave marks on my glasses because they were so long and in some perverse way that pleased me.  A sign that I had nice lashes.

Then I married my husband who had such long ones he would complain about them getting "tangled up" or "poking" him in the eye.  I found it difficult to feel sympathy since I had to work for mine.  My youngest son inherited his fathers lashes and he too makes the same complaints.

During this time my lashes have migrated.  What used to be long thick lashes surrounding my eyes are now fluttering off my chin.  What made them move?  Did my eyes and I not appreciate them where they were?  Is there something about my chin that calls to them?  Maybe the scenery is better there?  I have no idea. 

There are a lot of things about getting older that I find annoying: aches and pains, more pills to take, having trouble remembering things.  But this ... this traitorous act drives me out of my mind.  I've plucked, creamed, and waxed.  I found a little wand that "shaves" the beastly things off, and now I've discovered a little pad you rub around your chin that removes the culprits. 

*sigh*

Who knew the bearded lady at the carnival was just some poor woman who'd gone through menopause?  Ain't life a kick?

5 comments:

Jon, Amber, Caleb, and Skyler said...

So if it ends up bothering you a lot, you can always do laser treatments. I've had that problem since Junior High and after I got married Jon signed me up and I won a huge discount; that combined with a val pak coupon, and I had to pay very little. And it's all gone! I love it! I wouldn't have done it though if it wasn't sooo bad! Oh and plucking makes it grow in thicker and darker.

Rach said...

My brother in law says that the hair on his head is migrating down his back, and that in another few years he won't have to worry about cold toilet seats anymore because he'll have a nice little seat warmer!!! (TMI??) The joys of getting old!

Tara said...

Ha ha!! Oh what women go through to look beautiful!! Ripping hairs out by the roots...you'd never catch a MAN doing that!
Just so ya know...YOU'RE beautiful! Even if you had a full on beard, you'd STILL be beautiful!

Tiffany said...

If anyone can make hair growing out of strange places sexy it's YOU Babe!! You are beautiful!!

Teeples Family said...

You're not alone; I find them every now and again too! It seems like all the hormonal swings we go through surely doesn't help either!