Not yet 30...

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I'm not even 30. I have a few months left. You don't all have to comment what a baby I am, I know and I love it!

30 doesn't scare me. Honestly, I have lived a life that most 50 year old women couldn't dream of. I have helped raise 2 (now adult) step children, I gave birth two young men (6 and 8), one child that is on the autism spectrum, I own my own business...my life is full. I feel that I have accomplished a lot for "not yet 30".

But can someone explain to me why I already have so many things that a 90 year old would have? My hair is already going gray and has to be colored every 7 weeks, my breasts sag to my knees (leaving the house without a bra is NOT an option), my heels need to be constantly exfoliated or they crack...and the worst? You can't even imagine...


I have had this issue for a few years now. It has progressively gotten worse. I swear it grows faster and faster every time I pluck it.

Every time I see it I am instantly reminded of my great grandmother. She died at 92, one of the most amazing women I ever knew, she raised 12 children, had more grandchildren and great grandchildren that I can count (in fact, at family reunions with just the immediate family we all have to wear name tags that often say "Erica, daughter of Richard" or something of the like).

So this AMAZING woman had hairs growing out of her chin. Not just one (like I am blessed to have) but a pre-puberty beard. Of course, at 92, who is it that you are trying to impress? So there they sat, on her chin, a good inch+ long...

For me, one is bad enough. Sometimes I don't catch it before it has gotten longer than I would like. Sometimes I realize it has grown back in after someone has pointed out to me (typically Kirby or my wonderful children). And then I wonder...how many people have seen this mole hair and not pointed it out to me?

So once again I will go pluck this most annoying hair. I would consider electrolysis but is it really worth it for one hair? Maybe when I get a chin full like Great Grammie I will think about it. Then again, maybe by the time I have a chin full I won't care anymore...


Molly said...

Hmm, let's see:
You're hair is gray (like mine) because of all the worry and stress that mom's do.
You're boobs are saggy because you had kids (Victoria Secrets bra, absolutely fantastic and highly recommend it!)
Heels, you must live where the air is dry like me because every summertime, they hurt like hell. You could always blame it on your kids though, it worked for reasons 1 & 2!!

I am so happy you are so accomplished at not yet 30, good for you and keep it up!

Molly said...

Oh, and I have a chin full of hairs so I can't explain your one but I would swap you any day!

Hot Tub Lizzy said...

Chin hair SUCKS

Insane Mama said...

Chin hairs, I DONT'T UNDERSTAND THEM! How can they not be there at night and then in the morning, it's thick and long.

Sometimes Sophia said...

Too funny. I especially liked the name tag comment. Hey, look at it this way, by the time you get to be 80, your memory will be gone, too. Chin hair... no problem.

Don't forget eyes and hearing, too.

WHAT? ;)

Christy said...

You almost lost me at "not yet 30." LOL! There's not much I can tell you about the boob thing--you have 2 kids, it happens. I can relate to feeling OLD. I have knee issues and now my hips bother me...WTF? I'm 36, not 86! But then I realize that those things give me the impetus to make healthier choices and do things to take care of myself, so I try to look at it as a gift. When I'm not cursing God that is.

Jessi said...

hehehe. I think you are beautiful, Erica, but I know how you feel. I have a laundry list of things I would like to get tucked and waxed and removed and lopped off. But what it boils down to is our culture placing so much emphasis on women being beautiful.

Hello...we make people what more do you want???

Truth is, as a woman (or at least me), we usually want everything! And perhaps the occasional chin hair or saggy boobs is the price we pay for being a kick ass gender ;)

Half-Past Kissin' Time said...

At least when your eyes go, you won't see the hair... :)

Found you in today's featured SITS sister's comments and have added you to my reader.

In case you need to laugh about the boobs thing, read this: http://www.halfpastkissintime.com/2008/05/when-gravity-hurts.html

Melanie said...

Congrats on being saucy! Great blog. Don't worry that chin hair won't be lonely for long!!