Small Talk
So beautiful
October 17th, 2012

My daughter surprises and delights me in the smallest and most unexpected ways. Last week I was getting ready to attend a dinner event, and I had to put on makeup. I don't use too much makeup anymore now that I no longer anchor.

I never did wear much makeup off-air to begin with, but in particular, I work at a very conservative place, so light and natural makeup is the grooming standard.

On this night, I had on all my war paint and I also actually styled my hair with lots of hairspray and curling irons.

Olivia knew we were going out because she was going to her friend's house for a sleep over. (Her first; that's another blog.) She came into my bedroom to look at me as I was nearly ready.

"Mommy, are we ready to go to Amanda's house yet?" she asked.

I turned around. She looked at me. "Holy cow! Look at you! I'm outta here!" she yelled, and bolted to the living room.

I was confused by the wild reaction. Did I look that bad? Am I that out of practice with dramatic, nighttime makeup? Or maybe she's just being a goofball, as usual. I finished prepping.

As I walked towards the living room, I could hear her telling my husband, "Mommy is so beautiful! It's crazy! I'm outta here!" She was repeating herself and hurling herself on the sofa, acting silly.

I remember feeling like this myself when my mother would get dressed up. In fact, she still has a kindergarten drawing I made of her saying that she's so pretty when she dresses up to go to dinner or a funeral. Ha!

When Olivia saw me, she directed the compliment at me. "Mommy! You look so beautiful!" and laughing.

Cute, so cute.

I guess this old mommy can still clean up OK.

6 Responses to “So beautiful”

  1. M:

    Hello Diane,
    Olivia is right, you are beautiful!

  2. lowtone123:

    After a long, hard day at work I come home and plop on the sofa for a quick respite and my five year old daughter comes and sits on my lap, kisses me on the cheek and says "I love you, daddy" and gives me a much needed hug. Priceless!

  3. sven:

    nice story!

  4. Rosette:

    oh I found a best way to curl without heating

    Sock Curls | Easy No-Heat Hairstyles

  5. Rosette:

    I am tyring to do the no heat hairstyle...I am going to try braid my hair in sections semi damp over night and see if it would work

  6. Rodney Lee:

    "war paint" - too funny!

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