Sometimes dads are called on to check out scary noises. Sometimes dads are called on to kill creepy crawly bugs. Clean up puke, nasty noses, cuts and scrapes, and dirty little potty-training-bottoms. Other times we're called on to give horseback rides, piggyback rides, or even throw little kids up in the air. If you're a dad, you know that we try to do these things with lots of enthusiasm because all of those things are important to our little children. And we know that if we don't go all out, our kids know it and always call our bluff. So when you're called upon by your children to do something for them, even when you're not up to it, or you happen to ALSO be scared of the strange noise in the dark or the extremely venomous spider no bigger than a freckle...suck it up and give it 110% anyway.
I had the opportunity today to go all out on one of my daughter's requests. Karissa had her friend, Raven, spend the night last night. This morning they came to me and told me they were going to give me a makeover. So, realizing about 4 strokes of a hair brush and a hair-clippy would probably suffice, I eagerly followed them into their beauty salon (girls' bathroom) for what I assumed would be a quick and painless procedure. However, as they began brushing through my hair, they laid out this elaborate plan they've come up with where they're pretending to be Mary-Kate and Ashley, and Raven owns the beauty salon and Karissa works for her, and they do complete makeovers. Suddenly, I get the feeling that I may be in for a long ride. My first instinct when I see the tube of lipstick approaching my mouth was get up and run as fast as I can, but I decided instead to fulfill my fatherly duties and allow them to have their fun at my expense. :) So...after spraying my hair with water, conditioner, glitter-gel, glitter (that's right, pure glitter)...a thick eye-shadow application, as well as all 10 eyeshadow colors rubbed ever so delicately and professionally into each cheekbone...a healthy application of 3 colors of lip-gloss, chocolate lipstick, and who knows what else....I got in between the cosmopolitan makeover professionals, struck my sexy Zoolander pose, and snapped this glamorous photo: