Thursday, October 8, 2009

When I look in the mirror…

 

Today, I am participating in Mama Kat’s weekly writer’s workshop.

I chose the prompt : “When I look in the mirror…”

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When I look in the mirror, I am always a little surprised at what I see.

That’s not what I think I look like at all!

First of all, I look like a 16 year old.

A chubby 16 year old.

Who hasn’t slept in months. (check out those dark circles!)

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Secondly, I generally walk around thinking that I look pretty pulled together.  I shower daily, I usually put on make-up, so I must be looking pretty good- yes?

No.

No.

No.

I will look in the mirror and see that my mascara is now creating a ring around my lower eyelid.

My hair is sticking up in all directions (pregnancy frizz, you know)

and… what is that?

A BOOGER on my shoulder?!

Yes, not a pretty sight.

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But, mostly, when I look in the mirror, I jut can’t believe that that girl – me – is living my life right now.

I have a wonderful husband (I married BRIAN from HIGH SCHOOL?!  How weird is that?!)

and an adorable son.

I run a household,

I am pregnant,

I AM A MOM!  A GROWN-UP!

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It is really pretty great to be me- even when I sometimes don’t recognize who that is.

5 comments:

Ter said...

You're right, you do look 16. how much do I hate you right now?

okay, I don't at all, because you're too nice to hate. Aren't you lucky? ;)

Nina said...

Don't worry about that age thing. Someday you will cheer when they think you are younger. I know I do!

britney said...

I am reminded of the high school girl who came to your door and asked if your mom was home, or something along those lines.
I know I can't believe that the person I see in the mirror is living my life as a grown up either.

T Rex Mom said...

You really are pretty great and do have a pretty sweet life! I'm so glad we get to hang out with you and count you as our friends!

Hey, I think you're pretty pulled together every time I see you!

And I, too, had some "nasal secretions" on my shirt today. Of course, I only discovered this after I returned from the grocery store and pharmacy.

Jenners said...

This was so great! I love the whole "Brian ... from high school! Weird right?"

And I'm always thinking I look a lot more put together than I actually do, which is why I don't bother to look in the mirror that often. I mean ... why bring yourself down?

Love this post!