Thursday, October 2, 2008

Thankful Thursday: I had to show him how to put on eyeliner.

It's Spirit Week at my son's high school. Homecoming is this weekend. My son has been actively participating for the first time. He's never been much on dressing up in anything other than the norm.

Well, today was costume day...He went for a gothic look, not his typical style. He hollered from the bathroom this morning for me to come help him. I tried to show him how to apply black eyeliner. With watering eyes and a grumpy tone, he handed me back the eyeliner pencil and asked me to put it on.

After getting him to sit still and promising not to poke him (He commented, "I think it's better for a person to pull the pencil out of his eye rather than push it into it." -- He was a bit nervous. *grin*), I lined uppper and lower lids. He was satisfied with the look. He was trying to get out the door before he had to let his dad see him with make-up on....Imagine my husband's startled look when he walked in to brush his teeth. LOL

The only person really having fun was me. My son's parting comment was, "I'm never doing this again."

This may seem an odd "Thankful" blog...but it is great to be reassured (especially since I get a big belly laugh about the circumstances) that our children are confident in who they are created to be and feel uncomfortable at stepping out of that role, even if it's only for a little while.

(Nope. He won't let me post a picture. *choking back a snort* ...Yet.)


Kathy C. said...

Oh that's funny. My son was in several plays when I was schooling him, and I'll never forget the "make-up" bit, he kept saying "I look like a girl!!!", lol

Debra said...

I think it's a great thing to be thankful for! Blessings to you today!

Esthermay Bentley-Goossen said...

OH! How very much we'd love to see this captured on the digital media!

Children really are such a blessing. As moms, I think we could fill our blogs daily (several times over) with the ways in which the kiddo's have made us filled-up with thanksgiving!

Thank you for the belly laugh and the blessed reminder!

Denise said...

I loved reading this, lol

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Tracey said...

Blessings to you!

Front Porch Legacy said...

Now that's funny TT post! Loved it.

2nd Cup of Coffee said...

Hey Patricia, thanks for commenting today at 2nd Cup. and I loved this story because of my teens. Moms of teens unite.