Recently, from our bathroom vanity...
Mommy, why are you using that?
[putting on makeup in the mirror]
This? It's lipgloss.
But why are you putting it on?
Uh, so Mommy can look... pretty?
[really not feeling pretty/put together/etc but doesn't every mom
look pretty to their child?? isn't that like a law of the universe?]
Do you think Mommy is pretty?
[smile. even he can tell. damn.]
You're not pretty. You're magical.
Oh.... I'll take that, thank you.