Thursday, September 18, 2014

I can't help it. It's my face!



 By Mary Jane Maffini aka Victoria Abbott and her eyebrows

You hope your children and grandchildren inherit your good points and not your less than sterling qualities. You really do.  But it’s not going that way for me and mine.  

Today I was warned that the latest child in our large and ever expanding  family has inherited my raised eyebrows, widely considered to be weapons of mass destruction.



Known as The Look or The Eyebrow, this facial fur has struck fear into many hearts for a lot of years now, not that there's anything wrong with that in my humble opinion..

However, here are some commonly overheard comments about my eyebrows from my daughters:   

Look out, we have lift-off. Run!

When her eyebrows hit the hairline, make yourself scarce.

I think Mom’s eyebrows might be on the back of her head now.  That can't be good.

Or the latest: Is there such a thing as Irritable Eyebrow Syndrome?

Very funny,  I don’t think I’m all that scary, I mean, if you toe the line. 

But then I received these pictures of baby Ella, my great-grandaughter  who is usually sunny with the happiest disposition,  I appears she has perfected The Look.  Let me tell you, it gave me something to think about.

Here, she's really working it!

The message is clearly:  Mummy, you’d better hop to it. 

For some reason, this inspired great hilarity around our family. Not sure I fully understand, but wanted to share.

So is there an expression, facial or verbal, that gets things going in your family? Let’s hear it. Don’t let me be all alone here, my friends.