Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Wax On, Wax Off...


So the other day I was loooonnngggg overdue for a brow wax. The months of plucking at the strays here and there had turned two nice arches into more of the Golden Arches. Not. a. pretty. sight.

I had no choice but to go to my appointment with the Big Ballerina in tow. Now my brows were bad, but BB's got some serious caterpillars living on her face. It's not something I usually take notice of, but when it comes showtime and I have to apply shadow to her lids, it gets a bit difficult with those furballs in the way. I once took tweezers and plucked out one teeny tiny hair. I may as well have shot the girl in the eye the way she screamed and carried on. Lesson learned. Those caterpillars would not be morphing into butterflies any time soon. 

 
Just for fun, as we walked into the salon, I asked BB, "You want to get your brows waxed too?"

To my surprise she considered it. "Well...let me watch you, and then I'll decide."

She hovered over me. Asking every 30 seconds, "Does it hurt?"

When it was over. And she saw that I was still alive. And wasn't crying. She quietly nodded her head at me. 

I was stunned. I was excited. I was... a stage mom. Ready to hoist her up on the table before she could change her mind.

But then I realized. What if she does one strip and freaks out? I can't let her walk around with a bald spot in one of her brows. She had to be fully committed.

I couldn't take the chance. I couldn't let her go through with it. I couldn't... let go. It suddenly felt a little too "Toddlers and Tiaras" to me.

And so we left. Her with her caterpillars. And me with, my baby.

Butterflies are overrated. 

19 comments:

Amy said...

LOVE the top photo. She's gorgeous. I probably wouldn't have gone through with it either :-)

Jennifer Thompson said...

That top photo is beautiful!

Kerri said...

Awesome photos Kim!
I'm glad you chickened out...I would bet money that after the first strip came off, that would be it, for sure! Whenever I am getting my eyebrows waxed...I always lay there & think the same thing...I'm going to be a man in my next life! :)

Flower Photography said...

I love your shots!! That first is such a gem!! And good coz they grow up too quick :-)

Cindy said...

I think you did the right thing for sure!:) That stuff can HURT! Oh the price we pay right?
What a beauty your daughter is!
Have a happy day

Jen said...

Great photos...and keep her a baby as long as you can!

gabe said...

Oh, I love this kim...why do we push them to grw up so fast???? Look what she has to look forward to now...the joys of waxxing!

sloan said...

love the toddlers and tiaras reference, i'd have been struggling with the exact same thing ;-) these 2 photos of her are absolutely gorgeous - i see below that you're setting off for a higher level with the new photography class - hope you'll post tips for us beginner folk!!

Kimberly {YeP, they are all mine} said...

My kids are hairy beasts, just like me. I'm just waiting for the hair removal discussions.....

Cindy S said...

Big Brother recently watched some fool on America's Funniest Videos getting his chest waxed. The man was screaming and writhing and (sort of) laughing. BB was amazed that someone would do that.

When I shared that I actually did something like that on my eyebrows he looked right at me and, horrified, said "Why?! Why?! Why would you DO something like that?"

Glad the ballerina's still spared that sadistic foolery.

Amy said...

i would have done the same thing. i love the top picture. the lighting is beautiful.

Nicolle said...

Awwww....that is a sweet post. She is so beautiful!!! LOVE the photos!

My Interior Life said...

Butterflies are highly overrated. My daughter has the same issue. I know this is terrible, but I found this thing to that sort of shaves the hair between her eyebrows so at least she doesn't have a unibrow. I just didn't want her to be teased. I was. Still have the scars. This little doodad doesn't hurt either. Looks almost like a sweater shaver.

Dani said...

My kids are doomed to a life of waxing and such.

Your BB is so very pretty.

Kelli said...

I can absolutely understand your choice. She's beautiful. That reminds me that I need to make an appointment :)

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Kristi said...

She is so gorgeous! I probably would not have been able to go through with it either. Unless they did it ear piercing style, with one waxer on one side and the other waxer on the other side and said, 1, 2, 3....rip!

Such a cute post!

Kristin said...

OK girlfriend, I think the book is working....either that or you're working it! That first photo is bad a$$! I love, love, love it. You're raising your own bar, so I can't wait to see what you come up with next!

Cassi said...

What a great post and beautiful picture!