Wednesday, October 06, 2010
Ramona: Why don't you wear lipstick, Mommy?
Me: I used to.
Ramona: Why don't you anymore?
Me: I just got tired of it. I mean, when you first start wearing it you think, "Oh, that looks nice." And then, on the days you're not wearing it, you start to think, "Hmm ... I look better with lipstick. Maybe I should wear it every day." And pretty soon you're wearing it every day, but as it wears off each day and you catch a glance of yourself in the mirror, you think, "Oh! I look awful without lipstick!" and so before you know it you think you have to wear it constantly just to look "normal" and I just got tired of all that.
Ramona: Well, that won't happen to me.
Me: Why not?
Ramona: I'm not that vain.