Bedtime routine perspectives.

Why must my bedtime rituals be soOoOoo unflattering?

Last night, as I was brushing my teeth and washing my face, I realized what Brian must see when I come to bed.

Let’s consider for a moment the basics of my nightly routine:

  • Teeth brushing:  No problem.  Who doesn’t like minty fresh breath?
  • Flossing: Not a terrible habit, but definitely causes the gums to bleed here and there.
  • Face washing: Exposes all the dark circles, pimples and blotchy skin that I hid all day.
  • Hair brushing: We have a motto as stylists when it comes to curly/wavy hair: The ends need friends.  When you brush through hair that’s not poker straight, it tends to look a tad fuzzy, dare I say frizzy, on the ends.
  • Declaring war on my face: Oh, wait, you don’t incorporate that into your bedtime ritual?  You don’t pick and prod and poke and scratch and squeeze and exfoliate?  I love declaring war on my face.  And by face, I mean 10% face and 90% nose.

And what are the results of this nightly routine?

My loving husband falls asleep next to gum-bleeding, Mrs. Mullet Bangs, frizzy-haired, blotchy-skinned, tired-eyed, minty fresh Rudolph.

But watch this.

Brian doesn’t know what I’m blogging about yet.  So I’m going to ask him a question.

Me, “Brian, how did I look when I feel asleep last night?”

Brian, “I don’t know.  I fell asleep first.  I think I fell asleep before you did.  Beautiful, I remember though.  Why?  What’d you blog about?  Did you blog about sex?”

Guess I don’t need to worry about it, huh?



  1. January 31, 2012


    No, you don’t need to worry about it.


  2. January 31, 2012
    adele bernard

    Too funny

  3. January 31, 2012

    a ha ha ha ha! Boys will be boys…. They really don’t notice that kind of stuff.

  4. January 31, 2012


    no worries there, keep doing what you’re doing, apparently It’s working just fine 🙂

  5. January 31, 2012

    Hahahaha Gotta love it and yes my face and I have war every night also!

  6. January 31, 2012
    Joan Dedman

    Toooo funny!!

  7. February 1, 2012

    Sometimes when i put lotion on my face G comes in for a kiss. If i dont warn him in time he gets a little on the tip of his nose and lips and starts making that funny face.

  8. February 5, 2012

    That’s great! I agree with Mandy that guys just don’t care about that stuff. Yes! I love declaring war on my face! I LOVE those mirrors that magnify everything. When I go to BedBathBeyond I play with them. It actually kinda freaks me out.

  9. March 4, 2012

    LOVE it!!!

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