Laura and I were in the bathroom, preparing for bed. She was brushing and flossing. I was applying cream under my eyes.
Laura looked up at me and was clearly thinking about something. Then, in a very sweet, loving, helpful, and well-meaning voice, Laura began this conversation:
Laura: “Mom, is that cream for wrinkles?”
Laura: “I have a really good idea.”
Laura: “Take some of that cream and put it on the two lines that you have between your eyebrows.”
Laura [looks in mirror]: “Watch when I make an angry face.”
Laura: “See how I have two lines between my eyebrows?”
Laura: “You have those lines all of the time.”
Laura: “If you put cream there, it might help.”
For the record: While my post title and photograph suggest that I’m rushing out for an injection, I’m not at this point in time. Having said that, because I read posts around the ‘sphere both blasting and praising Botox, I’ll just say this: I think the decision to do any cosmetic procedure is personal. I’m not opposed to Botox, and I don’t see how having a cosmetic procedure conflicts with a personal lifestyle that, for example, incorporates organic foods and Yoga. What I struggle to understand are people who don’t support other people’s personal choices. So, if a Botox injection, a tummy tuck, or same-gender marriage isn’t for you, then don’t have one. My wife, husband, other husband, and I aren’t telling anyone else what to do. Heh.
And . . . Laura’s so NOT getting a pony.
But . . . now I do put spackle on the lines between my eyebrows every night.