Monday, October 15, 2007

Interview, Part V

Do you know why God decided to place whiskers on womens chins after they give birth?

Oh, we all know the real reason . . . hormones, hormones, hormones. But really, that's a wee bit unfair of Him, don't you think? As if we need something more to be hormonal about?

Baby? Check.
Lack of sleep? Check.
Extra laundry? Check.
Other child who feels as if he doesn't get enough attention any more? Check.
Weird hairs on chin? Check.

Thanks. Thanks loads.

I think it's much kinder to think of those extra bits as reminders. I know that I'm terrible about taking little or no time to focus on me as a person, not as Mom-only. It's been all-child, all the time for me lately, and it's taking a toll on me.

I think I'll take the time to check for unsightly chin hairs tonight, lest I end up looking like a grandmother before I should.


Alkelda the Gleeful said...

I'm mystified by the chin hairs. I've had to struggle with upper-lip hair my entire life, but the arrival of chin-hair is just way too silly. I wish God had just given us all lovely silky fur. Really. Silky fur, long tails, opposable thumbs-- we'd be like cats with too much power! (Instead, we're mostly-bald humans with too much power. Sigh.)

piper of love said...

my chin problem is just getting worse!

it's horrible!

not fair at all!!

I'm so glad I'm not the only Mom who deals with this.

Great interview!! I'm next :)