Wednesday, August 15, 2007

I Should Be Doing Laundry but I'm Blogging About Wrinkles

So, I'll make this quick.

I was encouraged by a certain blog celeb (you know who you are), to blog this story. So, here goes...

My mom to this day is self-conscious about the tiny (tiny, tiny) wrinkles on her forehead. You know, the ones that form when you raise your eyebrows when you're giving the "don't you test me" look. My mom is a beautiful woman. And has a beautiful face..."wrinkles" and all.

Even as a young mother, she felt they were obvious. Apparently, to a 4-6 year-old they are.

When I was in preschool/kindergarten, I proudly brought home a picture I'd drawn of our whole family: my little brother, Jonathan, my Dad, myself and my mom...with three black lines drawn across her forehead. My mom couldn't believe it.

Fast forward 20-some-odd years to me driving Audrey home from Mother's Day Out. Here's how it went down:

(Audrey is furiously running her finger across her forehead...back and forth...back and forth.)

Me: Audrey, what are you doing?

Audrey: Trying to paint lines on my forehead like yours!

I couldn't find my phone fast enough to call Mom. She had always given me a hard time for drawing that picture of her. She said it would come back to haunt me.

And how.


Lindy said...

Hi! I've just discovered your blog. How sweet and refreshing! Your posts and pics are lovely. And your family is adorable!

The wrinkle story is hilarious. lol

Lindy :)

Summy V & DawnyT said...

oh my goodness, this is hilarious! I am obsessed with skin care and not getting wrinkles. I just bought some "anti-aging" serum yesterday! i am crazy.

Amanda said...

I'm so glad you immortalized the story on your blog. It's so funny! The Lord only knows what I'll be hearing from Jackson in a couple years.

The Durham's said...

Hey Lauren:) I was just looking at everyone's blogs I have found and read your hiliarious story:) Oh, how awfully true it is:) I've been humbled beyond belief more times than I can count by my kiddos:) Hope yall are doing well:)


thosetonnes said...

Kids are seriously funny aren't they.

Stephanie (Ocean Mommy) said...

That is too funny.

You have a great blog and a beautiful family!

God bless!

A Place For Ministry Wives said...

That is just so funny...

sim said...

greatness! I don't remember what led to that conversation?? and thanks for the recipe!

The Barnyard's said...

Oh my GOODNESS!! That is amazing! So funny, Lauren. I'm sure your mom got a kick out of that story.

Ashley said...

Ha ha! I love it! I suppose we have honest kids to keep us humble huh?!?

Liz said...

Thanks for posting on our blog! I'm glad you like the CD too!
I've peeked into your blog too a few times...sorry i hadn't written sooner!
Your family is too cute!
I hope we see you guys in Dallas sometime soon!
Rob has a concert...but I'm not sure if the whole family is coming, or not?
You have a great way of telling stories...I look forward to reading more of your blogs!
much love to the chandlers!
(p.s.- we've so enjoyed matt's podcasts!)

Ashley said...

ha ha ha! I love it! Don't kids keep you humble?

Anonymous said...

Hey. I found a link to your blog off of Molly's. She is in our home group, and I've seen you from church and CR. I just thought I would let you know that I enjoy checking out your blog, of which I hope you dont mind too much. I find a lot of encouragement in your words, not to mention I am a writer at heart, and enjoy the things you have to say. Just thought I would introduce myself on here, since I'm a new blogger. Have a great week!

Sunni at The Flying Mum said...

Love it! That is classic.

And I'm proud of you for quartering a takes a brave chef.

Hannah E. said...

Hi...I happened upon your blog through someone else's and wanted to "introduce" myself, blog-style. I've loved it and been so encouraged by your transparency and willingness to share your life....even with those you don't know! It's been a blessing to read.

Summy V & DawnyT said...

you are too kind!!!!