During the drive to pre-school, my littlest boy child started giggling in the back seat.
“What’s so funny?” I asked him.
“It was so funny, Mommy. Remember when you jumped in the pool and you were wearing all your clothes? And you pulled my brother out of the water by his hair?” giggle, giggle, snort, snort.
“Um, yeah. Of course I remember. How could I forget?” I responded.
“You were REALLY mad, Mommy. REALLY, REALLY mad!” He guffawed and hiccuped.
“Yes. I was. He made Mommy really angry. And he wouldn’t get out of the pool for me to send him to his room so…I had to go in after him. Fully clothed. With my make-up on.”
Just thinking about this incident was getting me annoyed. This happened back in June. So, I’m not quite sure why my youngest was thinking about it…or finding it to be so funny.
“Honey…what made you remember this?” I asked him.
Snort, giggle, burp, hiccup…he’s in hysterical laughter.
“Because Mommy…you have black stuff all over your eyes like you did when you jumped in the pool.”
So…I look in the rear view mirror. To see what the heck he is talking about…
And I realized that, indeed…my eyeliner and mascara is ALL around my eyes…like I had gone swimming. Well…maybe not THAT bad but…the thought of being seen at my son’s pre-school with all those stick figure, very put together women…with my make-up all over my face…EMBARRASSING!!!
In my HUGE hurry to get my son to pre-school on time…because we are ALWAYS late…and ALWAYS get reprimanded by his teacher…I didn’t fix my face.
And yesterdays make-up…which I didn’t wash off last night because I fell asleep with my son…was still on me.
it didn’t look as nice as it did yesterday.
So…while my son was laughing in his car seat, all the way to his preschool…I was digging in my purse to find my big, huge, dark sunglasses to hide behind!!
Now I know why washing your face before bedtime is so important!! And, it’s NOT about the clogged pores either!!