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.