Thursday, February 16, 2006

Mother was right... DOH!

I don't know if you were like me at all, but I spent a good portion of my adolesence basically telling my mother that the grass was blue and the sky was green. Everything she said or suggested, I would go right out and do the opposite, especially if it was something that related to the improvement of my overall appearance.

So it is rather interesting that now a good number of those ideas and suggestions that my mother had for improving my personal appearance I have embraced and practice on a regular basis.
"Put on some lipstick; it will brighten your face." (I don't wear make-up.)
"Why don't you dress up your outfit by putting on a pin?" (Pins are old-fashioned and therefore stupid.)
"Your hair would look nice if you curled it." (GAHHHH!!! You're driving me crazy!)
Yes, all of these suggestions were met with great opposition.

And now, I get up early so that I can curl my hair before work, either with hot rollers or a curling iron. I have a huge selection of pins, and I usually wear one on my sweater or blazer or suit jacket and have one on each of my coats. And I am a makeup junkie, with lipsticks and glosses spilling out of my purses, my desk, the glove box in my car, even my gym bag.

Sometimes I really hate that Mom was right after all. But mostly, I am glad that I can show her.

1 comment:

  1. I hear you, Mellie. My thing is that I wear a winter hat now, in fact (as you may know), I've come to appreciate my hat as a useful hairstyling tool :) but when I was in junior high, walking to school in the winter, i'd rather have my hair freeze than wear a stupid winter hat! Guess that means I'm a grownup now . . .or that my head is warm, anyway. My mom is so proud.



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