Wednesday, March 19, 2008

They're Just Too Damn Old

Ah, Easter with little kids. It's all pastel colors, dyed eggs still faint with vinegar, crinoline, hair bows, and starched shirts. Not to mention the gleeful sugar high of a child wiped out on chocolate bunnies before eight in the morning.

Then they grow up.

Last night my girls approached me. "Hey, Mom. You know what would be great for the *wink* *wink* Easter Bunny to leave in our baskets?"

I just stared at them. Even last year they all went along with the ruse that indeed a furry critter had deposited treats on our doorstop. I'm never ready for things like this.

"Um, no. Extra chocolate?"

They both looked at each other like, can you believe this woman? "No, mom. We want a Derma Pod."

I laughed. "Guys, that's for women. It is supposed to help smooth your eye area. You are both way too young for it."

"Uh, no we're not. Hanna has one and she says her face glitter goes on a lot better after she uses it. And, uh, it's never too early to care for your skin, Mom."

Ah, Easter. Time for pastel colored gimlets in the morning to wipe away the knowledge that, much like kitties and puppies, they grow up eventually.

28 comments:

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I'm at the stage where they pretty much hide the eggs for me.

jennifer h said...

I am not ready for face glitter. (But I could use the Derma Pod)

Sounds like the (wink) Easter Bunny is bringing all sorts of surprises.

SuburbanCorrespondent said...

Fill their baskets with Peeps and tell them you're just not ready for anything else.

Magpie said...

Easter is no time for facials.

More bunnies!

Biddy said...

hahahahahahaaaaaaaa

dermapod from the easter bunny? now THAT is hilarious! it's all about the face glitter

liv said...

I don't even have a Derma Pod. I thought I was cool enough with an iPod.

painted maypole said...

they shouldn't need it, though, since they are so good about not being "sun users" ;)

a.beaverhausen said...

I'm right there with you. Except...I have boys.

flutter said...

This reminds me of the rather rude awakening I gave my mother regarding Santa.

"Mom, I know Santa is fake. I SAW Dad's buttcrack under the tree."

Crystal said...

Oh my goodness, I am so not ready for those years. I am going to cherish my little girls and their Easter Bunny dreams just that much more this year. Of course I am sure they would like that bunny to leave nail polish and lip gloss.

Queen Mommy said...

Derma Pod. WHOA!

Joanie said...

They are progeny of the wrinkle-rexic (sp) - you should be proud!

Beck said...

A Derma Pod? The Easter bunny should bring me one of those.

Heather said...

You crack me up. At least you still have some little kids in the house, based on those pictures.

Happy Easter (almost!)

Jan said...

Never even heard of it, until now. Guess you can tell my kids are grown, and I'm not vain.

Rima said...

Ah, yes. Face glitter faciliation is an oft-overlooked benefit of the Derma Pod.

pinks & blues girls said...

That's too much! A Derma Pod... I am cracking up! I would jump on the chance to get some extra chocolate in my Easter basket if the result wouldn't be seen in my thighs. :)

Jane, Pinks & Blues

Rose Daughter said...

wow, a Derma Pod, I didn't even know what those were until now, I am not ready for teenagers yet.

dkuroiwa said...

Face glitter? Is this now important to little girls? (I remember it being so to high school girls in the late 70's..disco, you know..but...)
Makes me appreciate my boys who are just so excited about "eating the butts and ears off the rabbits"!!

and now...i'm going to google Derma Pod as I have no clue to what it is!
Happy Hoppiness!!

Fairly Odd Mother said...

A Derma Pod? Hey, at least they aren't asking for Victoria Secrets gift cards!

Circus Kelli said...

They grow up?!

LA-LA-LA-LA-LA!!

I CAN'T HEAR YOU!!

Kelley said...

That was freaking hilarious!

(I am getting some for my next glitter experiment now.)

Orangeblossoms said...

mine are still young enough.... thankfully boys don't (generally) ask for things like Derma Pods! Sheesh.

Good luck with this one....

Molly said...

Choosing some wierd facial product over chocolate?? Where are their priorities?

Marie said...

wth is a derma pod???

Domestically Challenged said...

Derma pod - I probably need one, but I'd much rather have chocolate!

How did you keep a straight face? :-)

wheelsonthebus said...

Great, now the kids are better at taking care of themselves than I am.

Jennifer said...

Pastel gimlets. Mmmm.