When my youngest son came out at age 12, I was supportive.
I’d always suspected that he was gay so the surprise wasn’t that he came out, but that he had the PRESENCE OF MIND to know himself at age 12.
He is an amazing human being who possesses such kindness and compassion for others that I get a little weepy just thinking about it.
He wants to be a veterinarian.
Now, as a mother of two boys, I don’t get the opportunity to do girl things very much.
I get mani/pedis with my sister-in-law and my girlfriends on occasion.
But that’s about it.
So you can imagine my happiness when I discovered that my son has a penchant for personal care.
He mixes shampoos to get the exact fragrance he wants his hair to have.
And he uses face care products to improve his complexion.
I recently went on a spending spree and bought a bunch of skin care products including some Korean face products like sheet masks, sunblock, and CC creams.
Just to try, you know.
I knew it wouldn’t take much coercion to convince my son to try a new clay mask with me.
This Milky Piggy Carbonated Clay Mask by Elizavecca:
Leaves your face feeling clean and fresh.
Add a little moisturizer after and you’re set.
So my son and I put on the mask and it bubbled until it tickled our noses.
He said I looked like SHREK.
I said he looked like a hairy WEREWOLF.
In the end, I had a great time and it was a lovely bonding experience with my son.
Therefore I wasn’t surprised when I woke up to this message on my phone.
He apparently found the pack of sheet masks that I bought.
“Mine?” he asked.
“I’ll share,” I replied.
That’s my boy!