October 9, 2009

Flashback Friday with a Present Day Twist

I was sitting in the glider, rocking Alayna, when Jacob approached me.

"Mommy, what's that?" he asked pointing at my forehead. He stood there staring intently, his forehead wrinkled in concentration. It only took me a moment to realize what he was pointing at.

As a kid, my older brother Caleb use to tell me that the chicken pock scars on my head were really alien craters from when the aliens had landed. I guess they were really tiny aliens.

In my mind as a kid and for a while as a teenager, I thought that when people looked at me it was the only thing they saw. That I had these gigantic gaping holes smack in the middle of my forehead.

Gee thanks bro.

I thought they were so painfully obvious that once I was introduced to the world of make-up, I tried to hide them by "filling" them with foundation in an attempt to make my head smooth. I tried it several times but you know, it never did work.

Caleb use to tease me about them relentlessly. I do seem to recall he enjoyed making me squirm over it.

Now, of course I hardly notice them and when I do, they don't bother me a bit.

So I looked at Jacob, and at the other kids who were also staring at me intently now, Savannah with a slight look of concern and I said, "Those are alien craters where the aliens landed while I was sleeping! Who knows what they took when I wasn't looking!"

Jacob stood there for a moment staring, then said in complete awe, "Awians? Ohhhh."

Haha, I'm not sure he even knows what aliens are!

Besides, who wants a perfect complexion? How boring would that be.

7 super cool people speak:

Courtney said...

I never ever noticed them. I think your kids did just because they inspect every inch of you because you are their mom. You have really nice skin.

Jess said...

I never did either! Funny what kids say though! Once in high school while babysitting a kid comes up to me and says, while scrutinizing every inch of my face, what are those bumps on your cheek! (AHHHH!!) HATED that!

The Hulls said...


Sara Lyn said...

I always thought they added to your beauty. (When I noticed them. Which wasn't often.) I can identify, though. Seth gave me a lot of hangups, some of which I'm still getting over. :)

Heidi said...

I don't know if I would have rather had the older brothers tease me about the pock mocks on my face instead of my weight and chubbiness. Older brothers are such joy. They why I still have my tonsils in spite of the occasional pain it give me.

Honestly, I never ever saw them on you. And I still think you are one of the most beautiful women I've ever seen in my life. So, I guess aliens were a good thing.

Mama Smith said...

MY CALEB???? Teased you about your alien craters????? I never heard him....nor...did I ever noticed those marks....I think you were simply BEAUTIFUL!!!! (smile)

Seth said...

Older brothers rock!

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