“IS NOTHING IN THIS HOUSE MY OWN?!”
I always rolled my eyes when I heard my mom say that. I mean, please. She had the whole house to call her own… whatever did she mean?
Now? I KNOW.
I find my things on the floor of rooms throughout the house. My favorite dishes broken. When I sit down with a special treat to eat, it is eyed so longingly I simply pass the plate over.
With great shock, I now find myself mumbling, “IS NOTHING IN THIS HOUSE MY OWN?!”
And that is EXACTLY what I said on Christmas Eve when I went for my (running low) mascara. And found my daughter had put water in it, making it useless.
It was Christmastime. I was getting ready for Christmas Mass. I would remain calm. (Is NOTHING in this house my own!?)
And then it happened. A true Christmas Miracle. My daughter opened the bathroom door and said, “Mom? This box just came for you.”
Puzzled, I opened it to find two Mary Kay lip gloss colors AND A TUBE OF BRAND NEW LASH LOVE MASCARA.
What were the odds?! Mary Kay… THANK YOU.
The mascara? Excellent. Mary Kay mascara goes on quickly, evenly and gives me beautifully long lashes.
But the Nourishine Plus Red Passion lip gloss? It is to DIE for. I gave up on lip gloss years ago. They usually look nice in the bottle but come out sticky and gooey on your lips. Furthermore, most taste horrible. The Nourishine? It is glossy, tastes good, it is red…AND IT HAS SPARKLES! YES, SPARKLES!
So my daughter and I rocked it on Christmas Eve with our new makeup. Yes, I shared it. Nothing in this house is my own. Even my new Mary Kay. And for now, that’s OK.