Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Do we have to suffer to be cute?

I see why everyone loves vacations so much. I don't take many, but I am having fun. Relaxed, simple, fun. I ventured out to the bank, post office, and Barnes and Nobles. This may sound like a boring trek for some, but I work so much usually that it was great just chillin'. The kids are having a fabulous time at Disney. They are at the water park today and Jo said so many of the women she has talked to have been from the UK. She told me she is kicking herself for not bringing her bikini. She said so many women don't have tiny little bodies and she would have felt fine in hers. I told her that the older I get the more I realize comfort is the key for me.

I'm not saying I don't want to look nice, but if I must make a choice, at this stage I will usually go with the comfort. I spent many too many summers never getting in the pool and finally last year I said to myself,"Who really cares that you do not have a supermodel bod?" I had fun in the pool last year in Tucson. I joke and tell Avery, "You must suffer to be cute!" but that's really a joke these days. In the 60's I slept with juice cans in my hair. I ironed my hair. I wore spike heels. I am tender-headed and I sat through having my hair pulled through caps to be 'frosted' (now of course, highlighted) and all to try and be cute. Wow!!!

What crazy things have you done trying to be too cute? Yikes, how could I forget girdles in the 60's and I was only about a size 7. Please someone out there tell me I was not the only person willing to go through torture.....

BTW, Lavinia, pinwheel sandwiches are made from some type of soft bread that rolls up and you put ham, cheeses, spices in them then slice them. Lovely for a tea or party.

3 comments:

Nicki said...

Oh don't we all do crazy things to look pretty!!!??? =) Eye brow plucking, waxing, sitting under those hot dryers for endless hours! I'm glad you're having a good time on your break!

nanatrish said...

Nicki, how could I not remember the waxing, plucking and those hot dryers. I think some of the things like the waxing I have just accepted as necessary, but as time goes on it fewer and far between.

Lavinia Ladyslipper said...

Oh so that's what they are. I dont' think I've ever seen them. Maybe they don't make them up here.

Suffer to be cute? Are you kidding me? You are talking to a curly headed girl who has been to hell and back (willingly!) in order to tame the curls and emerge with straight tresses. I have spent hours and hours of my life, blow dried and flat-ironed till my arms ached.....

My best friend and I used to say, 'Beauty is pain' and I really lived that philosophy, mostly in my twenties.

Now in my forties, standards have relaxed...thank goodness...