Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Freckle Face

My kids have each been granted by the gene fairies...beautiful eyes and these adorable freckles. This little one wants to see how many she can collect in one summer...we'll keep you posted.

Now if you subscribe to any fashion mags...you will read how everyone is searching for "blemish-proof" skin techniques, and how you can hide this and that "imperfection" on your skin. I want to shout, "but I have worked so hard to create all these laugh lines!" When did the signs of a life well lived become "imperfections?"

Here's an idea, how about instead of listening to all that crap in the magazines, we celebrate who we are and what we are becoming? How about instead of being critical of these little things, we see them as a scrapbook of all the adventures we have had? Like my little freckle face, see them as a celebration of a great summer! It is like recognizing that the cocoon while not very noteworthy is giving way to a beautiful butterfly inside!

P.S. If you want a fun summer read...try Judy Blume's Freckle Juice. It will make you feel like a kid again!