Masks Off

My four year old daughter said this to me last week: “Mum, why do you look so bad before you put on your makeup?”

She also told me that when I didn’t have my clothes on I am ‘wobbly’. My clothes, however, make me ‘straight’. It’s enough to make me want to never go out of the house – and especially not in her company. Who needs a little four year old truth bomb going off at inappropriate times?

The fact is, my skin is forty years old and my stomach, which was never firm, even in its heyday, has been home to four children, and likes to hang out a little over my jeans, just to let me know it’s still here.

It was an interesting week.

Read the rest over at Fixing Her Eyes, a new blog I'm writing for.

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