Moles and Wooly Bears

My attempt at making time for my writing in my life. Love this gal’s writing prompts. You should try it, and if you do, leave a comment so I know to hop over and read YOURS!

“When I look in the mirror, I see…”

My Father’s bushy, dark eyebrows that I have to pluck and pluck and pluck to keep them from taking over my face. I don’t have that kind of time nor inclination to primp myself. Why didn’t God give me perfectly shaped eyebrows like, say, my husbands? I hope my children can inherit a hybrid version or our eyebrows. Alas, Seth seems to have his Grandpas eyebrows – light and downy as they are now, I can see they are wide and wild and grow almost to his hair line. They will look like little wooly bears clinging to his forehead someday.

Speaking of Seth Franklin, he is now sitting up which means he can now take baths with his Brother and Sister, which means I have to hang out in the bathroom during bathtime to supervise, which means I suddenly have time to pluck my eyebrows. I think I got carried away last week and hardly recognized my little wooly pets. I’m quickly letting them grow back…a lot easier than plucking. And less painful.

When I look in the mirror, I see…
My grandmother’s full face, dark, heavy eyebrows (that’s where Dad got them) and, well, my moles. I have a lot of them. But I don’t mind ’cause long ago when I was a shy, self-conscious, impressionable 8 year old, a kind family friend informed me that they were called ‘Beauty Marks’. Wow. What a gift that gentleman gave me. I want to live my life in a way that affirms those around me, even if it’s as small a thing as complimenting someone’s freckles…

8 responses to “Moles and Wooly Bears”

  1. Naomi Joy Avatar

    I do mine when the kids are in the tub too! I guess they're paying attention (I don't know if that's good or bad!) because when I got out my tweezer this week, they both started saying “ouch, ouch!”. LOL. I also clean the toilet and the sink and the mirror while they're playing! Only way some things get done, right?

  2. Nabila Grace Avatar

    How fun! I will have to jump over and check out her site! Love the beauty marks! That's wonderful! I will remember that! I tell all my clients that are graying and beginning to gray that they are *highlights* of wisdom! ;o)

  3. Jessica Avatar

    I have the same eyebrow issues, for the same reason….my dad. I used to be very dedicated to spending the time tweezing, waxing, and bleaching them into some semblance of order. I've not been to diligent lately.

    I used to get it done every time I had my hair cut, but that hasn't happened lately either. I think I need to get back into that because it is so much easier and less time consuming.

    (I even have the lovely “birth mark” issue, thanks to my mom's dad :-P)

  4. Kateri Avatar

    The title of this post is great! This is the first time I have participated in something like this. It will be interesting to see if it helps with creative writing–not that my post was very creative. ๐Ÿ™‚ I have very pale eyebrows–I'd almost trade for thicker ones, but if they were thicker, they would probably look horrible because I'm so not into prettying myself up…

  5. Serena Avatar

    I don't have particularly bushy eyebrows (they're actually rather thin), but they do meet in the middle if I don't wield the tweezers at them. |;)

    I have many, many moles. Many. I'm glad you see yours as beauty marks. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Trina Avatar

    sarah,I was admiring your eyebrows when you were over – now I know your secret! ๐Ÿ™‚

    SingingCharity – thanks for stopping by! hooray for fun writing prompts and finding new friends!

  7. smoore2213 Avatar

    I have HORRIBLE eyebrows that are too corse and dense for me to even pluck with any decency. I go twice a month to have them professionally waxed and plucked.
    Ugh. But it does make my eyes look larger, and makes me feel better, so I do it…

  8. signingcharity Avatar

    I am visiting from Gypsy Mama. I have a beauty mark too! My grandma told me that is what is and that is what I am teaching my girls as they ask what this is on mama's face!

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