MY FIRST BABY IS IN THE BATHROOM HAVING A SHAVING LESSON!!!!!!!!
Argh!!!! Where has 13 years gone????? I've been happily living in denial about how my oldest son and first child has been growing up (physically at least, maturity wise we still have truckload way to go!) but today I was chatting to him while we were shopping and I caught a side profile of him with some lights behind him and realised he was growing A BUM FLUFF MOUSTACHE!!!!! You know, the piss weak, feathery ones that teenage boys with attitude try to cultivate to be more like "real men"???? Yeah, that's the one. It's awful and horrible and I realised then what I had to do. I went to Woolies, bought him the safest looking razor I could find. That wasn't an easy task. Men's razors these days are big, huge V8 powered things with a thousand blades, trimmers and accessories and the head of the razor looks like it would cleave half his face off!!! I got a nice, (hopefully safe) 3 blade job without any embellishments at all, totally bog standard. I figure you need to walk before you can run (or shave before you can cut your whole head off!). So now my 13 year old is standing in the bathroom, having had an instructional shave from Doug first plus a demonstration of what not to do with aftershave (how brave is Doug!).
Right now I would normally be in the thick of things taking lots of photos but I figured this was a "man moment" and I gave them the privacy I figure they deserve. Doug and Blayd don't have a lot of "bonding rituals" as step-father and step-son so I thought it best to leave them to this one. That's why I'm here instead of in the bathroom being a nosy mama.
Blayd has just emerged from the sanctuary of the bathroom, proudly showing me his glowing (slightly pimply) and perfectly smooth skin. Doug has done a wonderful job of teaching him and he doesn't have a scratch on him, unlike Doug who has a couple of his own from the demonstration! Doug also made him put on aftershave straight away - talk about mean, but I guess it's a life lesson and he'll know from now on. I've given him a special "man moisturiser" to put on afterwards and he is walking around the house now ten feel tall and bulletproof!!!! lol
He's so excited that he's already called his dad and left him a voicemail message, strutted into his room and shown off his baby smooth face to his brother and his friend, is talking about telling his karate teacher, his school teacher, his cousins, his mates, like he plans on shouting it from the rooftops!!!! He says, "I feel like a different person!" and I'm trying to keep a straight face and an understanding demeanour....
I also bought a Christmas tree today - 6ft tall green with gold glitter tips - it is tacky as all get out and I'm thrilled to bits with it!!! lol I've gone with red deccos to match my loungeroom and have red velvet scrollwork bauble shapes, some red velvet reindeer, some red shiny and glittery baubles, dark red hibiscus flowers, red poinsettia flowers and artificial cherries!!!! Laugh all you like, I've even got a bag of red feathers that I don't know what I'll do with yet but I'll think of something. It sounds hideous and genius at the same time and I'll put up a pic whenever I get done with it. I'm very excited at my super tacky, whorehouse on acid Christmas tree and I'm definitely busting a fufu valve to put it all together!!!
Have a cool Sat night!!! Chat soon, Lu xx