Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Not by the Hair on My Chinny-Chin Chin

I have hair on my chin. I suppose it's been there for a while, but I don't think it used to be noticable. Plus, during pregnancy, most man-like hair croppings seemed to disappear. It started becoming more, um, prominent after I stopped nursing my daughter. Now, after turning 40 and leaving my pregnancies far behind me, I seem to have left some of my estrogen behind as well. Thus, my tiny blond beard.

Sometimes, I'll look in the mirror, and the light will shine off the hairs, and I'll realize how many--and how long--they are. The grow mostly right and left of center. So far, I have been engaging in sporadic, half-hearted plucking.

But then, a couple of days ago, I was at a meeting. A colleague came over to talk to me, and, as I was listening to him, I realized that I was stroking my beard. OMG.

So now, I'm declaring that the good tweezers must always be on bathroom counter next to my toothbrush. No using them to gets splinters out of kids' feet, no using them to examine dead bugs. No roaming around with Mommy's beard tweezers. They must remain in their proper spot, always accessible to me, or else Mommy/Wife is going to look like a dude.

P.S. This is my 100th post! A good, signficant topic for such a milestone, don't you think?

9 comments:

Ink said...

Congrats on your 100th post, GEW! Hooray! Here are some colorful celebratory baloons, a variety of herkies, and a surprise.

And I loved this post because after I had kids, I noticed some unhappy fuzzing, too. I *just* said to hubby last week: "Holy hormones, Batman! Pretty soon, I might have to start buying shampoo and conditioner for my chin hair!" His response was: "Well, on the bright side, at least you can stroke it and look thoughtful, which, in your job, is totally acceptable." So maybe that helps? ;)

(I'm going to save up for laser treatment...no WAY am I going to spend the rest of my life chinscaping. Stupid hormones. Harrumph.)

Ink said...

Maybe I should highlight my adoration of hyperbole? Lest you think that I work part-time as sideshow freak. I do not.

Good Enough Woman said...

Aw, Ink. You shouldn't have! Nevertheless, I'm flying my brag badge. Thank you. And I'm glad I'm not alone in my hairy, hormonal deficit. And I love hyperbole.

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Dr. No said...

Happy 100th!

Ink said...

Oh, I am DIGGING your Club Herky badge ~ lookin' good.

baxie said...

bleach is your friend!

alternately, you can coddle your whiskers and become a Drag King!

Academic, Hopeful said...

Congratulations! And thanks for the refreshingly honest hormonal post. I am not at the chin hairs phase yet, but I am have to become familiar with my these newcomers: a frown line, crows feet and (shock, horror) dismissive comments from boys in their early twenties. Surely everyone must find me attractive?!?! Apparently not.

EmbraceNatural said...

Whoooa what a coincidence ...:blush!: I found myself stroking my little chin hairs while I was speaking on the phone early this evening...eke! At the gym with men around.

I'm 25 years old :/ and have been experiencing chin hairs for at least two to three years now and have been pluckin away. I've assumed that its due to the birth control I used the first and last time that I tried it. It must of triggered something to influence my growth spurt...I can't believe long they can grow as well! and I've made the mistake to shave at first before plucking....I have spoken to my doctor to see an endocrinologist. I want to make sure it is not a symptom for a serious health condition.

Thank you :), I appreciate how open you enough to share your experience. :)