Today, I am participating in Mama Kat’s weekly writer’s workshop.
I chose the prompt : “When I look in the mirror…”
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!)
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?
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.
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!
It is really pretty great to be me- even when I sometimes don’t recognize who that is.