Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Maybe I'm Just an Obsessive Sort

Ramona: When I grow up, I'm going to wear lipstick.

Me: Okay.

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.


tanita davis said...

Yeah, well, I don't bother with lipstick anymore either, but I can safely say it's because I AM LAZY. I used to see people with eyeliner tattooed on (!!) and despite the fact that it's very 80's and disturbing, I thought it was kinda cool. I mean, - hey. You only have to apply it that once, right?

Oh, I can't wait 'til you can remind Ramona about this in about twelve years...

Impatient Griselda said...

I quit with the whole makeup business after I realized that I was paying money to look like I didn't have on makeup. Silly. It helps that my husband doesn't like "face paint", too!

Anonymous said...

That's ouchie!

Sue said...


I have become a lip balm kind of gal. The main reason is that the older I get, the more the colored stuff seeps into the tiny lines around my mouth. Can't stand that!

Besides, my kids are always telling me that I look better without made-up. You would think that would be a confidence booster, but I guess I'm brainwashed by the culture, because all I can think is, "am I that bad at applying make-up?!"

Skysaw said...

I'm trying to figure out if Ramona's absolute pwning of her own dear mother is 4th commandment confession material.