Zits, Shaving Cream and Hormones

Of all the gifts this boy got for Christmas, I believe his ‘shaving kit’ was his favorite!

Sent to him from a precious supporting church in Kimberly, AL, Justice was ready for a bath the moment he opened it up. Complete with Transformers shaving cream, lathering brush and razor….he’s all set!

My youngest daughter came home from Kindergarten last week with an enormous envelope full of all her drawings from the first half of the school year. She very proudly told us about each one as I pulled them out of the envelope and all of us “oooohh’d and awww’d“. She pulled this one out and we all just sort of stared….

Then she said very excitedly, “It YOU Mama….it’s you!”

She wanted me to be proud. After all, she DID make me a queen.

She said those big orange spots are freckles. My dermatologist says they’re as a result of hormone imbalance.

When my 3rd grader’s classmates are telling her…”So what…you’re mama has zits!” —-It’s time to see a doctor. After the birth of my fifth child, and only son, my hormones went haywire. It wasn’t until he came along that at times I questioned my sanity. One man in my life was plenty. But this smaller version of his daddy, sure is a sweetie and worth every temper tantrum and mama fit I throw. I blame it all on the hormones now. It’s nice to have an escape.

But look at this other picture Trinity drew. This must have been a clear skin day, cause I’m “freckle” free. I’m also sporting a pink, frizzy hairdo which I strangely like.

This little elf footed family is a pretty one…even if the daddy only has 5 hairs on his head.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01977752862367266113 Pastor and Judy Brodie

    With a big beautiful smile on the face of her Mom, I’d say those orange spots are not a big deal to that dear little artist 🙂

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04257374047455590078 Jen

    Such a big guy shaving! I love kid’s drawings! My daughter likes to draw me, or herself, or princesses. Quite interesting but sweet at the same time!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04630288151385157311 Jill

    Great pictures! I’ve had a few unflattering pictures from my kids too. : )

    Hey, I gave you an award on my blog. Check it out.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14996520380383740721 Heather Simpson

    We enjoyed a good laugh at this post! My son too, has always loved shaving…since probably three. Just don’t let him get a hold of your toothbrushes! And I loved the special pictures! It is funny how children perceive “Us” as Moms and Dad’s. One thing I have noticed is that you can always count on a compliment from them…One of my favorite is…”Mommy, I still think you are beautiful even if you have red bumps all over your face!”… “Daddy, I love you even if you have sticking up hair!” Savor the moments!They sure fly!

  • http://thedomesticfringe.wordpress.com/ thedomesticfringe

    This made me laugh. I love the picture of you! Looks like you’ve got an artist on your hands.

    I remember when my son was little and got a shaving kit. He LOVED it so much. In fact he got another about two years ago and used that one just as much. Good memories…


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00448779296171184733 Mom

    I tell you what, Justice will be driving by next Christmas!
    Tell Trinity I just love her drawings.
    As for you MOM…. maybe by the time you turn 49 those hormones will be getting straighten out .. just in time for.. oh, whats it called when women’s hormones REALLY go WACKO?
    ah, yes… MENOPAUSE
    Gotta love it!

    I love you baby girl!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00448779296171184733 Mom

    By the way… getting off the subject..
    I know a little girl who is having a birthday in about a week!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04662751045378148853 Cathy

    Such cute pictures. You son shaving is adorable. And the pictures of you and your family definitely need to be displayed on the fridge! Love it.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00859488167015452608 Tori

    that’s precious! He’s so cute!
    BTW, don’t all little girls draw those lovely photos of their mommas?
    Too cute!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18439689700601562619 Dani Joy

    oh ok.. so you got the zits and Daddy got a spiked semi bald head. hahaha!

    Precious drawings though! How nice they are all neatly packaged. 😉

    Those hormones get a lot of blame don´t they! I never liked blaming mine but now they are becoming a good smear name in my house.

    Never have seen kids razors! how great! What classic pictures!

    Really great post! well written and made me giggle!

    Big hugs, Neighbor!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17317324029966840712 liz

    LOL! You’re such a good sport. =)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16185866048249780323 Tiffany

    So cute! I never had zits when I was a teenager now I get them. I can’t believe it, lol.


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