Tuesday, August 24, 2010

"I'm a has been!"



What's your lowest point? You know...if you are a drunk; it may have been the time you woke up in a gutter. If you are a dead beat dad; it may have been the time you forgot your kid's birthday. If you are a mom who has left the career world to stay home with the kids; it may have been the time you got your eyebrows waxed at Walmart with a 2 year old on your lap!!! Yes, that was me. My lowest point. I knew it was a bad idea, but I did it anyway.
I was leaving in a day to spend the weekend in Chicago and needed my eyebrows waxed since I was starting to resemble Bert. I was picking up last minute things at Walmart and saw a nail salon in the store and they were advertising waxing. I had my 2 year old but thought he would sit still for 5 minutes. I was wrong. I instantly became that woman that I used to glare at. You know, the one in yoga pants and a t-shirt, a pony tail and no makeup. That was me...but worse, I was getting waxed at Walmart with a squirming 2 year old on my lap. The Vietnamese lady was trying to give him candy...thanks for the sugar, lady...that's going to help! Anyway, when he was done cramming a piece into his mouth and decided it was gross, he whipped it at a lady getting her nails done. So sorry, ma'am...I would do something but I'm getting waxed...at Walmart!
See, when I worked full time and had a full time nanny (aka: my mom) I had time and energy to give a shizzle. Now, I'm lucky if I have a clean shirt on.
A little over a year ago, I would have left work, stopped at Starbucks, went to the nail salon, got a fill, got an eyebrow wax, stopped at the mall and then came home.
Those days are long gone. Now I'm wearing work out clothes when I don't even work out. I used to go to Walmart to buy only toilet paper and cleaning supplies, now I pile anything and everything into the cart just so I don't have to make another shopping trip.
The moral of this story is never, I mean never, stoop this low!! I would rather have 10 eyebrows than feel like I felt that day at the Walmart "day spa" getting waxed with a child on my lap! It's kinda like that line in Sweet Home Alabama; "You brought a baby...to a bar?!?" "You brought a baby...to a nail bar?!?"

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