To Wax or Not to Wax

1.10.2013

That was the question running through Farrah's mind. Of course, she was not considering whether to wax herself or not. Oh no, the star of MTV's "documentary" series Teen Mom was contemplating if she should wax her three year old daughter's unibrow. To make matters worse, the young mother took to the internet to blog about her eyebrow crisis:
So here I am faced with a standout historical moment in motherhood when I can confirm to myself that my little, adorable,most cuddle-able cutie, baby girl has a Unibrow :( , I felt bad for her, and I started asking friends.... is this hair just going to fall out... is it just hormones at this age?, well the hair didn't go away and others started saying it was here to stay. 
So, your daughter has a unibrow? I am curious why this is such a disheartening thing for a mother. I understand that with age may come to sustainability to teasing, but what kind of person would make fun of a toddler with bushy, unkempt eyebrows? A "standout historical moment in motherhood" should be when she goes potty like a big girl or does something cute, funny, or ornery. It should not be realizing that your child has what you consider a beauty flaw.

As mothers it is our duty to prevent our own insecurities from being passed on to our children. When I was younger (and I am talking even at the age of five), my mother used to say the most horrible things about my appearance if I was not dressed cute with my hair done. I remember how she would say I looked like "white trash" and made me change immediately. Not surprisingly, I grew up with self-esteem issues, and I honestly never felt beautiful.

We live in a society that overvalues the beauty of a woman and puts an emphasis on it, but that is not something I want to teach my daughters nor my sons. Beauty does not define your worth, despite society's constant pressure for you to believe otherwise. This is what we should be teaching future generations, in hopes that maybe they will eventually live in an America that believes real beauty comes from compassion, generosity, courage, integrity, and intelligence.

Obviously, Farrah has self-esteem and self-worth issues stemming from who knows what. Because when faced with the choice to wax or not to wax, Farrah chose to wax:
So I told sophia (my daughter who is a late 3 years old) of the little issue on her brow, and I showed her how I waxed mine off, so I tryed to wax her, the second a dab hit the Uni, she touch it with the towel she had in her hand,
I am going to be honest, I do occasionally get my eyebrows waxed. But at twenty-two years old, I still nearly wet my pants when the wax first touches my skin. No matter how many times I get them waxed, I am always anticipating the pain that is sure to accompany. It hurts; it is not fun in any way shape or form. Maybe it is just me, but I highly doubt any body would ever be able to wax a toddler's eyebrows. Because I do not know a person who would actually think a toddler would just sit through that kind of regiment.

Once Sophia fell asleep, Farrah began using tweezers to pluck away the terrible unibrow. Tweezers. On her three year old. Now, I am a grown-ass woman, and even I despise tweezers. When the waxer at Cuts Plus (I am really classy, obviously) misses a few hairs and pulls out those dreaded tweezers, I die a little on the inside. It hurts. I could not imagine sleeping through it. Ever.

The moral of the story is: don't wax a toddler's eyebrows.


(Also, for future reference, my four year old son definitely rocks his unibrow.)

2 Responses to “To Wax or Not to Wax”

  1. I'm a little speechless. How could someone even consider waxing AND/OR tweezing their 3 year olds unibrow?! Not that I expect much from this girl, but it sets a new standard of low in my eyes. Poor kid.

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    1. I agree, obviously! I think it is odd that she literally blogs about it and says at the end that it makes her feel like a "good mom". Girls got issues. Poor little Sophia indeed.

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