Because marrymeyoga is a yoga and fitness blog, here is the dose of Yoga.
I am reading this book:
It was required text during my teacher training. 15 months later I am still very intrigued. It is an invaluable source of information regarding the theory and practice of toga. It is a tender telling of the generational inheritances of the lineage-based system for passing along and this thousands of years old tradition. I am drawn to the subtitle: Developing a personal practice. We all know, yoga practice is well-experienced in a group setting but is also a powerful personal tool that is as accessible as a flat surface and your mat.
This book might be The Heart of Yoga but here is the heart of the matter today:
MY DAUGHTER GOT HER EYEBROWS WAXED WHILE SHE WAS VISITING HER GRANDPARENTS. SHE’S 12.
The text conversation:
Her: Grammy said she would take me to get my hair trimmed and my eyebrows waxed tomorrow. Am I allowed?
Me: Yes to the hair. Thank Grammy for me. No to the eyebrows.
Her: Why? I don’t see what the big deal is.
Me: Call me.
Phone conversation (with grandparents nearby who don’t get to see her that often):
Her: Mom, it’s no big deal. People at school do it. Grammy says there are some areas I could clean up and she knows all.
Me: Sweetie, I think you are so beautiful – such intense eyes and your eyebrows frame them perfectly. And YOUR ARE 12!
Her: Wow. You don’t have to get so upset. You think that because you are my mother. I would only do it this one time.
Me: (weak, peace-maker) I don’t want to cause an argument and I want you to enjoy your time with your grandparents. You know how I feel. You are way too young and it’s silly. If you did you wouldn’t do it again until you were 18.
Her: I’m sorry Mommy. I just want to try something new.
Me: (missing her, she’s been gone for 3 days getting evaluated by a pitching coach) I love you, honey. Have a good night.
Quick defense: I am not a very glamorous person. Her grandmother spends time on her nails and looks quite put together all the time. I don’t judge the value placed on eyebrow waxing, it’s just not for me. SHE’S TWELVE, PEOPLE!
Was I wrong to put up such a stink? BTW, she did it. I realize I only have myself to blame for backing off but I feel invisible in this little drama.
But I do love this little lady:
I think her eyebrows are perfect:
I think in this little lineage we have going on over here I am passing down asana, prayer, good healthy eating, kindness and being who you are, furry eyebrows and all! So far it’s only partly taking hold. I must need to get back to my book.
To wax or not to wax (at 12), THAT is the question. What would you have done?