Thursday, September 23, 2010

Anonymous Shaving

Hi, remember me? I blog here from time to time.  I guess it's sort of been a while, huh? Sorry about that.  Not much going on around here.  At least not much with entertainment value, anyhow.

My kids are growing so fast.  So fast, in fact, that my son will probably be shaving before I know it.  Oh, wait-he already is.  (Yes, he's still only 7.) Let me explain.  Tot came down the stairs the other day after his bedtime shower.  I knew something was up, when he started stuttering.

"Uh, uh, M-mom? I, uh, uh, s-saw Dad's razor in the shower, and I, uh, d-decided to shave. I, uh, ummmm....cut myself here, and got this," he said, pointing at the small, bloody cut on his chin, with his big blue eyes staring at the floor.

I noticed another cut on his forehead (I posted about this on Facebook, and one of my friends said "What does he think he is, Wolf Man?), and mustered up a serious expression all as I tried not to giggle.

"Hmmm.  It probably wasn't a good idea to do that was it? I thought you were old enough now not to play with razors," I said in a calm, quiet voice.

"I know.  I'm sorry."

"You can shave when you are much older, but don't try it again until you're almost grown up and have something to shave," I said as I led him to the bathroom to clean him up and apply ointment to the cuts.

Later that night, as I tucked him in, I let him in on the fact that men actually don't need to shave their foreheads.


I love that kid.

Switching gears, Amy and Mary Bailey both asked me why my family doesn't know that I blog.  I figured I'd address it here, since I guess it is kind of strange that almost no one in my "real life" knows that I blog.  My husband, sweet guy that he is, is a very private person.  He doesn't feel the need to tell people (other than me, of course) things, and he wouldn't understand why I want to tell random things to people I don't really know.  I guess when I spell it out like that, it does sound sort of strange, come to think of it... Also, I think he would constantly be asking "why did you write about that?" .  Not that he would try to stop me, really, but I'd just rather keep it to myself than constantly be trying to explain, which would make me feel like I had to be on the defense all the time.  Also, I like the anonymity that it provides.  If I feel the need to write a story or vent about, say my mother or my grandmother, then I don't have to worry about hurting someone's feelings, or getting a writing critique (hello, Grandma!).  Plus, I'd have to have the whole "What is a blog" conversation, which could prove exasperating, considering that my Mom can't even figure out how to open up an email attachment.  You should have heard the MANY phone conversations where I tried to teach her how to use a mouse! You move the cursor thingie where you want it and click.  Mom, you push the button on the mouse. No, don't hold it down, just push it and let go.  No, the other button.  I don't know what that button is for.  Don't worry about it, you aren't going to blow up the computer by pressing the wrong button.  No, really. Ok, now scroll down-spin the wheel thingie.  No, the wheel on top of the mouse, spin it, slowly!

So anyhow, there ya go.


  1. Wait, I'm not supposed to shave my forehead? That's going to save me all KINDS of time in the morning.


  2. I love the shaving innocent.
    I totally respect your choice to stay anonymous and also totally get the whole "complications" involving your parents and older people trying to join the "tech" world. My friends' grandmother wrote her a letter...{that she sent in the mail} and put at the end...
    "P.S. Grandpa and I follow your blob"

  3. I get your reasoning for not sharing your blog with the Fam. I don't either. To be quite honest, a lot of my stress comes from my family, and blogging about it can be a huge relief for me. If I had to be careful about hurting someone's feelings it might not have the same therapeutic effect.

    My husband does know that I blog, and he looked at it a couple times in the beginning but was totally bored by the whole thing and can't imagine anyone actually following it. He doesn't read anymore. Not sure if that's good or bad. Anyway, I get it.

  4. I never blog about the family, but my mom doesn't have my FB name, and therefore doesn't have access to my nom de internet. I soooo don't want to discuss everything I blog with her, even if I do love her and if it ISN'T ever about her!

  5. I dont share my blog with family either:(

  6. My hubby asked for the link a few weeks ago, but I don't know if he bothers to look...I've been careful thus far! There are a few people I'd like to vent about, but don't want to start a war. Someday I'll figure out how to do it covertly.


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