Friday, June 22, 2012
Bathing suits are hanging in the shower to dry. I smell the suntan lotion and bug spray when I sniff my kids' skin. Yup, my favorite season is here: summer! Long days, sleeping in, BBQ, there is so much to enjoy in summer. I love it all. Except one thing: Getting rid of unwanted body hair. Can we side with the Europeans on this? PLEASE? I dread going out in public in a bathing suit, not because I'm flabby (I am), not because I have stretch marks from three kids (boy do I ever), but because I'm so afraid I've missed that one patch of hair behind my right knee. Sorry, but I think the Europeans have it right on this one. I don't understand the logic of why girls have to be hairless and smooth. That's Hollywood. That's the airbrushed look. Why is it that men can strut around with a thick carpet of chest and (ew) back hair and it's okay, sexy even, but if a girl has one curly black hair sticking from her thigh, it's worthy of National Enquirer?