Tuesday morning minutaie

NS March 10th, 2009

I never knew before yesterday why the Brits call rainbow sprinkles (the kind you put on cakes or ice cream) “hundreds and thousands.” After TNC got hold of a mostly-full container and dumped them all over the dining room table where they pinged off into every corner and crevice of the room, I understand that the reference is literal; there are hundreds and thousands of those little buggers.

Is it evil that I want to invite a boy in TNC’s pre-school class to her birthday party solely because he is even more hyper and acts up even more frequently than she does? I’m hoping it will make her look like an angel in comparison.

I am done with shaving. I haven’t shaved my legs in four or five weeks and am fascinated with the results. I’d love to be confident enough to go au naturel in the summer, even while wearing skirts, but I’m just not there yet. So I’m going to get my legs waxed tomorrow for the first time, to see what I think of it. I’m such a bad feminist.

TNC has grown up so much recently. She’s out of nappies now (yay!) and on Sunday we moved her into a big girl bed and schlepped everything around so that she could have the bigger bedroom (what used to be the spare room/office). Her hair is over her shoulders and she’s grown out of most of her clothes recently. I can actually have a conversation with her and she is developing a sense of humour, which really helps us defuse those moments when we’re having a battle of wills. One tiny smirk sends us both into fits of giggles and we soon forget what we were arguing about. She’s still a stubborn toddler, believe you me, but we’re making real progress. My baby is becoming a proper little girl! Sniff. Now if I could just get her to stop running away from me in public and shouting “You’re smelly!” from the backseat of the car…

Photo credits: presta, sean dreillinger, Curious Expeditions and WTL photos.

5 Responses to “Tuesday morning minutaie”

  1. Chloe says:

    I haven’t been shaving for years and wear skirts quite often in the summer… it was definitely hard at first, especially when you’re wearing more ‘stylish’ skirts- (as opposed to flowy, hippy looking skirts, because then it’s not such a shocker for people to see hairy legs I guess- everyone knows that only hippies have hairy legs lol)

    That said, I do like to wax once in a while, especially if I’m going to a beach. I like to do legs and pubic area in one go, and it makes me feel much more comfortable running around in a bathing suit (and if you get your vulva waxed, you get the added benefit of increased sexual sensitivity, always fun, and no one can tell you THAT’S “un-feminist” of you!).

    Waxing feels MUCH nicer than shaving, lasts longer, and grows in nicer too. It doesn’t hurt that much… especially when you compare it to getting an all out brazilian wax job… YOUCH!

  2. Charlotte says:

    I tend to go hairy in winter, out of sheer laziness rather than principle, and then lackadaisically shave during summer. But I am considering a leg and bikini wax for my upcoming South African beach holiday, so let me know how it goes.

    Glad to hear you are enjoying the changes in your little girl – the no-nappies business is fabulous, isn’t it?

  3. Strawberry says:

    I went six years without shaving, from the age of 23 to 29. In many ways, it was liberating. It certainly gave me pause for thought when I tried to figure out *why* we shave, why we are so *pushed* to shave, conditioned to believe we must. We’re even taught that having hair on our bodies is *dirty*, even though we don’t think men’s hairy legs or armpits are necessarily dirty. It’s food for thought.

    Anyway, consider not shaving for a while. It’s an interesting experiment at the very least, and you can reverse it any time you get fed up.

    Re: “You’re smelly”… they only repeat what they hear… ;)

  4. Krista says:

    Can you believe our big girls are nearly 3?! Shocking!

  5. NS says:

    Well, I did it and it really wasn’t that bad. Bit nippy round the ankles but otherwise fine. And I really do like the idea of not shaving this summer. Just a wax once a month and I’m done. So worth the 15 minutes of unpleasantness.