‘Mad Mommy Face’ Is What Led Me To Botox
I was distressed, to say the least, when my daughter asked me worriedly what was wrong and nothing was. â€œWhat do you mean?â€ I asked her. â€œNothing is wrong.â€ My daughter responded, â€œBut you have your â€˜Mad Mommy Face.â€™â€ That, my friends, is when I had an epiphany. And that epiphany was that I needed to do something drastic, and that drastic something was Botox.
â€œThis is not my â€˜Mad Mommy Face,â€™â€ I told her in shock. â€œThis is just, well, my face!â€ Yes, it was because of my daughter that I made an appointment to get my first needles full of whatever shot into my frown lines. When I first heard my daughter use the phrase, â€œMad Mommy Faceâ€ I thought it was pretty cute and funny. But it turns out, from talking to mommy friends, that a lot of kids say this to their mothers.
Most mothers, I guess, do get â€œMad Mommy Face.â€ But, unlike many mothers, facial expressions are everything to my daughter and me. Itâ€™s how we communicate a lot of the time. For example, if I raise eyebrows, that means, â€œYour play date is over. We are leaving now. No fucking around.â€ And sheâ€™ll get her coat on and weâ€™ll leave, no arguing at all.
The fact is, in my daughterâ€™s eight years, I have only yelled at her once. Yes, you read that correctly. In my daughterâ€™s more than 3000 days in my life, I have only raised my voice at her once. And, truth be told, it was half my fault. She had been reading a book, and the little girl character in that book had written on her bedroom wall. My daughter asked me if she could do the same thing, and since I was on the phone, I kind of said, â€œYes,â€ without really hearing what she had asked. But I had just repainted her room, and when I went up to see that she had written the entire alphabet on her wall â€“ with pencil – I lost it! And by â€œlosing it,â€ I mean I yelled at her.