This morning I woke up to a teething baby who has perfected the art of whining… not crying, whining. Since I had done all that there was to be done I plopped her in her treadmill toy and proceeded to make myself a smoothie. The whole time pretending like I didn’t want to bang my head against the counter… again and again.
That’s right. I did what all suburban housewives are supposed to do… I grinned and bared it. I do that a lot but I do have to say that one of my best attributes is my smile. I’ve got naturally straight white teeth. In fact, the invention of braces kind of ticks me off because without it I would have an aesthetic edge over many. But instead, I look like everyone else.
Despite the fact that I have a super fussy baby I went the extra mile and actually put makeup on too. I had accomplished two things today, a smoothie and a face. I drove Bridget to school grinning away pretending like the non-stop whining noise coming from my infant was the cutest thing I’ve ever heard.
I actually kind of went over board with the whole grinning bit…
I smiled at my neighbor and gave a little wave.
I smiled at the lady who cut me off and waved her over as if I wanted her to do it.
And when I dropped Bridget off I smiled at her and wished her a great day. She smirked, and gave me a quick hug goodbye… pssh, preteens.
When I got home and put the baby down for her nap. I walked by the mirror and flashed one more smile just to remind myself that I am indeed pretty and this is what I saw…
Do you need a closer look?!
Now please do me a favor and try to focus on the spinach, berries and chia seeds that are stuck in my teeth and not the dry skin, huge pores and blonde fu manchu.
I’m going to carry on with my day now. Penelope is done taking her fifteen minute nap, I’ve got a ton of grad work to do and I need to guzzle an entire bottle of red wine… Don’t worry I’ll post what that does to my teeth too.
Have a great day everyone and remember to keep on smiling!