Because Mommy hates my eyebrows......
I hate this weather. It's all wet and weird. I am so surprised at myself for nearly finishing my commissions for September. Alongside I even managed to watch two movies. I had decided to watch them only on the completion of my work as a "treat", but well I just cannot say no to a movie night with K. Actually I cannot say no to anyone when it comes to watching a movie. So I ended up watching Freaky Ali which sucked. And Pink which did not suck at all. What a movie!
I called the "Mother" to discuss Pink and the seriousness it showcased about the way women are judged in the Indian society. After ranting for a couple of minutes about how we are perceived and shackled with responsibilities and judgements, she replies -
"Have you done your eyebrows?"
Now my eyebrows are currently a crisis for my Mother. The fact that her daughter has disregarded the importance of physical maintenance is shocking for her. Since I have been piled this month with maddening work along with various other activities that I have managed to squish into my week, I have had no time at all to visit the parlour. First world problems right?
My over grown eyebrows has been a major topic between us over the last two weeks.Actually it has been a source of discord.
Yesterday when I had gone out for my acupressure therapy and some "home" shopping, I called my "loving Mother" for a nice talk to update her about the happenings in my life. My hand was strapped with tapes holding millions of seeds to press important nerves. (Don't ask, I don't understand the science of acupressure).
I started talking about the tasks I have to still do, the way my commissions are going and how tired I was.
Mommy dearest replies - "Have you done your eyebrows?"
No Mom. Not yet.
I continue telling her about an important art meeting that I have to go for at a nice hotel this weekend.
*Thunder strikes* (Thunder being the Mother)
Now no need to describe how she shouted, but well I have to go and "beautify" myself any how in the next few days. Not just that, she is tired of seeing me in my spectacles and a messy bun, so when I meet her in a couple of days, she wants me nicely dressed minus the glasses and hair neatly combed.
She also wants me to get a haircut and has also exclaimed that I need to shop plus update my wardrobe.
So yes. Mother will never discuss vegetables and food with me but my eyebrows are of utmost importance to her.
Love my Mother!