Monday, June 2, 2008

MOMMY, THE PRINCESS

Let's get one thing clear. Mommy is not a princess. I don't like to do my hair, wear make-up, wear dresses, wear shoes that are not flip-flops .... I do like to bathe every day, but that doesn't always happen with two toddlers constantly craving my attention or trying to kill each other when my back is turned. Somehow, though, I ended up with two very girly little girls. They opt for dresses when given the choice between dresses or pants/shorts. I don't even own any dresses! Okay, I own some maternity dresses, but that is only for convenience when I'm huge and have an 8 pound kid punching my bladder. Given the choice, I will always choose pants - jeans to be exact.

At any rate, I've had to learn to do some girly things with my cherubs. So has my husband.

When my husband and his afro are not available for hairdos, I am the one that gets my hair done. After this particular hairdo, Bean declared me to be a princess. So, here is our self-portrait (note, no make-up, hair not done, etc.).

Check out my forehead. Here's a true story for you:

Big Daddy and I honeymooned in Chicago (Big Daddy loves jazz, and I'm not a big fan of sand and/or tropical locations). We spent one day at the Navy Pier. There was a German guy there doing caricatures and singing opera. So, we got in line to have our caricature done. We waited patiently, chuckling at the cartoon portrait of the couple in front of us. Suddenly, the German guy whirled around and said to us in a thick, German accent, "Please let me draw you! You are a cartoonist's dream!" (Just what everyone wants to hear). He looked at Big Daddy and said, "Zat nose!" Then, he looked at me and said, "And zat forehead! You could put another face on it!" Yeah. I've got a big forehead. And that has nothing to do with the title of my post, but there it is.

And that reminds me of when Bean got her first Barbie for Christmas one year. She unwrapped it, gasped in delight, held it up, and said, "Look! It's Mommy!" Gotta love kids, don't ya?

6 comments:

mrsneyman said...

my girl is so like that and i am so not! i am anti-barbie though. also, i thought this was a great picture of you. one to keep to go the distance that is for sure!

Tanya said...

Oh. my. word. I am still laughing at your German cartoonist!! LOL! Too funny. Be comforted: you're in good company. My mama always told me I had a forehead like a drive-in movie theatre. Only mother's can love ya like that, right?

Muthering Heights said...

You DH must be a great dad...not only to let his girls do his hair, but to let his wife post evidence on the internet! LOL, what a guy!

Karen said...

Yeah, I've got a longsuffering hubby - pictures of him with bows in his hair, pictures of Goldfish crumbs in his armpit, all on the internet for posterity. Ha ha!

Holly said...

That picture of your husband is priceless- the look on his face! What a good sport...

Kara said...

Love the pictures, and I think you look great! My friend Connie at Smockity Frocks just did a post about her forehead too! I think a lot of us have this feature:)