Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Ouch! The price of looking nice

I just got through waxing my eyebrows for the first time. I'm usually a plucker. I just had a box of wax lying around from an aborted back waxing plan (Scott's not mine LOL!) and thought I'd try it. Holy crap. Have you ever tried this? Not exactly a party.

So after the waxing (and the nose wiping and eye watering), I put on makeup and perfume as I do everyday. Then I wondered to myself, "why am I doing all this?". I'm a stay-at-home-mum, the only place I go during the day is to the school to pick up and drop off the kids and it's literally around the corner. I don't need lipstick and blush for that. But you know what? I do. That's the kind of hairpin I am, to quote James Cagney in The Strawberry Blonde. If I'm awake, I try to look nice. That's all there is to it. It's just that little extra effort that makes me feel special. And staying in my pyjamas all day doesn't exactly make me feel like I've been productive at the end of it. After all, I have a house to run. And for some reason it runs better when I've got my jewellry on. Deal with it.

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