Thursday, October 8, 2009

My assignment....


So, I like the linky love every once in a while and Mama Kat at Mama's Losin It always has great writing prompts that she puts out on tuesday with her "your assignment, should you choose to accept it..." so, I choose #4 for this week! "When I look in the mirror..." (inspired by Liz from Loving Mom 2 Boys)Now, the caveat to this is that it really is a challenge for me to really, I mean really look in the mirror. Of course at first glance, I see those extra lbs that I put on a couple years ago and have yet to drop - why? a combination of laziness, other priorities, surgically induced menopause, a pathetic thyroid that has to be augmented daily to work right, an erratic schedule that creates munching instead of meals... I could go on and on, but who cares, really? What do I see next? The roots that need touching up, the grey that shows through the highlights and especially at the roots that need touching up! I see a handful of wrinkles that I immediately decide I don't give a hoot about - better than lots of gals my age and honestly, nothing that I have ever wasted much energy worrying about. It may be that I have been blessed with fairly good skin - I wash my face in the shower and any other face regimen is strictly hit and miss - moisturizers when it crosses my mind, same with eye creme and all that other stuff that fills the cupboards and counters of so many of our bathrooms! What do I see after that? Hmmm, not a 42 year old wife and mother of 3 for sure. Sometimes I see the little girl who loved spending all day alone in her room cleaning, organizing and reading. Sometimes I see the young mother still trying to figure things out but glad to hear the little voices down the hall! Some days I see a strong woman who has earned every little line - the smile lines, the laugh lines and the frown ones too! There's probably so much more to thisexercise that I will learn over time, but for now, I need to go put on some make up looking in that mirror so I don't look like a slop when I show up at my meeting later! Hope you have a great day!







4.) When I look in the mirror...
(inspired by Liz from
Loving Mom 2 Boys)

5 comments:

June Freaking Cleaver said...

I don't do the whole cosmetic regime, either. I think I look my age...isn't that the point? I made it to this number, why lie?

A Mom on Spin said...

That was one real post!

I think we think alike!

Eliza said...

SO honest and real! Really refreshing to read.

Eliza said...

SO honest and real! Really refreshing to read.

Eliza said...

SO honest and real! Really refreshing to read.