Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Slice of Life - Caterpillars
Journeys create stories. Journeys can have surprises. Parenting is a journey with twists and bends I never expected. These twists and bends are creating stories I never expected. I love when a story makes me laugh right out loud. There is therapy in laughter and we all need a little bit more laughter in life. I would imagine this is a story only a daughter would let me capture.
"Mom, can I get bangs at my Christmas haircut?"
"You know the ones that go straight across and I can then get rid of the layers and straighten my hair every day with the straightener I am getting for Christmas."
"I am getting a straightener for Christmas, right?"
"Well, you know the bangs will cover up my eyebrows."
Me - "Why do you want to cover up your eyebrows?"
"They are caterpillars! This one is fuzzy and this one is furry!"
In reflection, I am glad we aren't discussing uni-brows and I imagine there is a conversation coming about plucking eyebrows. At least she is giving me clues this conversation is on the horizon.
Thank you Tara at Two Writing Teachers for hosting Slice of Life this week.