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Weird Things Are Growing Out of My Face
You know you're nearing 40 when--

You go to put on your makeup and you see this THING growing out of you chin. And you say to yourself, "What is THAT?!?". And you realize it is a hair growing on the wrong part of your skull.

And in half an hour you have to go on stage with bright lights glaring at you, illuminating your visage, so that everyone in the audience can join in the incredulation as they behold this thing growing where nothing is supposed to grow.

In desperation, you place it delicately between you thumb and your forefinger and you tug. And, just like a piece of ribbon, it curls. You try again. And again. Until finally the dastardly thing is gone. And then you vow never to leave home again without a small pair of scissors in your purse to take care of such evil things in the future.

But how did this happen? Is it just age? Is this what I will be subjected to from now on? Sure, I've waxed my eyebrows for about five years now, because they were getting unruly, but hair is supposed to at least grow in the eyebrow region. It's not supposed to grow on your chin. Not if you are a woman.

My husband is noticing weird hair things, too. Recently he was brushing his hair when one of the pieces of his bangs wouldn't stay in place. He tried brushing some more. He tried wetting it. And then he realized it wasn't part of his bangs. It was an eyebrow that had grown the length of his bangs.

He has stuff coming off of the top of his ears, too. But he has so much hair you'd really never notice.

Is this what it means to get old? You have to exercise like crazy just to maintain a healthy weight, and you have hairs growing where nothing is supposed to be? Oh, well. I suppose growing old is still better than the alternative...

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At 12:32 PM , Blogger Kelly said…

I am only 30 and have had this happen. (once, thankfully) I was told by the dermatologist (that I used to work for) and by the family doc that it has to do with hormone changes in the womans body.
Just a tip: always keep a small set of tweezers in your purse, just in case)
ps: I love your blog and can not wait to read your books. I went to get one from the library and sadly they did not carry them. I am currently looking online to buy one or two or three. (ha ha ha)


At 1:41 PM , Blogger Shaun and Holly said…

Ugh! I can relate!!I am only 35...but tweezers are my best friend!!


At 5:50 PM , Blogger Dena @ Green Acres said…

I'm approaching 45 and all I will say gets worse.


At 10:55 PM , Blogger pedalpower said…

Yikes...I hear you. I'm 46 and all of the sudden I have to make sure there are no hairs on my chin. Yuck.


At 2:08 PM , Blogger Tara said…

I have a mole on my chin which used to sprout one hair once or twice a year. Now its got a few friends and they party ALL the time! My solution? I carry a nail clippers in my purse. That thing comes in handy for a multitude of things including DH's unruly eyebrow hair (yup, just one), cutting tags off new shoes to wear out of the store, cutting off the extra chin hair (gross), trimming a stray string from someone's clothes, and of course, clipping chipped or broken nails!

**Also, did you get my contact information about the "Honey..." book?

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