Monday, September 1, 2008

Mohawks and Mustaches



This is my 14 year-old. And, yes, that's a mohawk he's sporting. I thought I'd better get photographic proof of it before he shaved it off. With 14 year-olds, you never know what tomorrow brings.

I'd like to wax his eyebrows but, he won't let me. He's no fun. But, I don't blame him...

Once, when I was getting my eyebrows waxed, my sister-in-law (who is also my stylist) asked if I wanted my mustache waxed.

Wha...??? Mustache?!? Get it off me! Get it off me!

I'm sure I would have reacted more gracefully to being told I had an enormous tarantula crawling up my pant leg...shooting fire ants out it's fangs like tiny, biting balls of gremlin pyrotechnics from a Glock. (I don't even know what a Glock is exactly except that it's a gun and it sounds mean).

Anywho, I gave her the green light and I was immediately sure she had done severe nerve damage and that I would never again have use of my upper lip. The second she ripped the wax off, I swear I though she stabbed me in the face with a shovel. And not one of those pointed ones, either. It was one of those flat ones that you dig posts with.

Needless to say, I don't care if I look like Sgt. Floyd Pepper on a good day , there will be no more mustache waxing on this face!

6 comments:

Andy Egizi, Program Coordinator said...

There's a muppet wiki!? Thank you.

Don said...

Funny blog post, especially your visuals concerning how you acted when hearing of a mustache.

Jessica said...

A few weeks ago my husband had a mohawk for about a day. He won't let me wax his eyebrows either. Strange the similarities between him and your 14-year-old son...

The Girl Kind of Shawn said...

Andy - YES! Isn't it fab?!?

Don - I'm sure the look on my face was priceless. :)

Jessica - LOL!!!! That's great...well, from my perspective, anyway.

Beth C. said...

Long ago (20 years) I was a hairdresser. We waxed eyebrows and mustaches. I think if too much hair is covered in one application it is like ripping skin off of your face. You could try a smaller area or bleach it. My seventeen year old decided to wear his hair covering his eyes. It looks very cool but I am waiting for him to fall down a flight of stairs (uncool).

The Girl Kind of Shawn said...

Beth C. - LOL!!! In high school I spent a year with my bangs grown out and over my face. It's a wonder I didn't smash into every wall available and fall down or trip up stairs.

I don't really have that much hair on my lip so, maybe I'm just a wussy-girl. ?? :)