There is a book that the boys that I nanny love to read. It’s called Wacky Wednesday by Dr. Seuss, and it’s about this boy who wakes up on a Wednesday and really crazy things are going on. That book has inspired me to write about wacky (or just outright embarrassing!) things that have happened to me, and I’ll post one each Wednesday.
I went up to receive my award, smiling appreciatively as everyone clapped and stared at me. I noticed that people looked at me longer than necessary as I accepted my prize, and several eyes followed me to my seat, but I attributed it to my super cute leather boots that Sean had bought me for Christmas one year. I continued to smile coyly at those staring at me for the rest of the event, feeling flattered. When I got to my car, I was feeling pretty confident about myself as I waved good bye and smiled grandly to a few of the girls I had met that night. I breathed a sigh of relief as I was finally was
able to look in the mirror to see just what about my great looks made so many people stare. As I pulled the rearview mirror toward me in the parked car, my eyes grew wide. Instead of the new beauty that I had imagined, I saw chocolate like a four-year-old’s lipstick tracing my lips. It outlined more than just my lips, though, extending from just below my nose and wrapping around to my chin. All I could do was laugh. I couldn’t believe that the ladies I had been conversing with didn’t say anything! I called my sister so that I could laugh at it with someone to keep from crying. I had gone up in front of more than fifty people with a lovely brown shade smothering my lips. And to think that I thought it was my beauty that stunned people. Oh, I can’t even imagine what they were thinking….