Wednesday, May 13, 2009

To honor my mother...

...and because I don't have time to write a new post (sorry!), I'm re-posting my VERY FIRST BLOG POST.

And, since it's about me and my mother, and since it's a few days after Mother's Day (not too bad, only 3 days late...), it seemed like the perfect post.


Hairy Conversation With Mom

I'm sitting at a bar with my mother, enjoying a post-dinner drink. We ate at a Mexican restaurant so I’m pretty full and my hair smells like fajitas.


My mother and I are talking about my grandmother’s swollen ankles when she makes an inappropriate segue to bikini waxes. Wow. So not the conversation I want to have with my mother right now. Or ever.

Mom: “So, what’s it like?”

Me: “What do you mean ‘what’s it like?’ It’s like putting hot wax on your skin and ripping out the hair. Down there.”


Mom: “Does it hurt?”


Me: “Actually – to me – it hurts a lot less than waxing my eyebrows.”


Mom, pensive for a minute: “What do I wear?”


Me: “An evening gown.”


Mom: “Huh? What?”


Me: “Just wear your underwear.”


Mom: “Well, KK, YOUR underwear and MY underwear are two different things. Yours cover a lot less.” My mom doesn’t know how to whisper. Now the old guy sipping Jameson at the end of the bar thinks I wear crotchless thongs. Nice.


And the conversation goes on. I signal the bartender for a much-needed second drink. My mother continues talking about waxing her hoo haa.

I squirm through another three or four minutes of questioning, ranging from “Do I have to let the hair grown in?” to “Do they wax just the outside?”

Finally, I can’t take it anymore. “Mom. Please. Just make an appointment and don’t do anything to your…down there…from now until then. Okay?”

My mom stares at me for a minute, looks around the bar, and takes a sip of her Pinot Grigio. She leans in and whispers, “Can you believe that woman has the gall to wear those pants out in public?”

1 comment:

Tasha said...

OMG. Thanks for the laugh!

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