Wednesday, May 2, 2007

why do we?

I'm in the bathroom putting on my makeup. My girls watch, fascinated at the process.

"What's that?" a daughter asks.

"Mascara." I answer.

"What does it do?" she wants to know.

"It makes your eyelashes darker."

"Why do you want your eyelashes darker?" It's a good question.

"I don't know. Social convention, I guess." Ben rolls his eyes at me when I give answers like this.

"I don't really know what that means," she says.

"You know, neither do I."


  1. Really, why do we? Go natural :) !!

  2. Reminds me of what Lillian said to me this week. She picked up my tweezers and asked, "What are these for?"

    "For plucking out your eyebrows."

    "Why would I want to pull out my pretty eyebrows?" She said in horror.

    I guess some things just don't make that much sense to me either.

  3. too cute! The fad in Singaporeis to have eyelash extensions which last for 3-4 weeks.

  4. I love black eyelashes... very dramatic! :) I don't think I'm dramatic enough for extensions however. :0)

  5. i do, b/c if i don't you can't see my eyelashes. although i usually only do makeup on the weekends.