We’ve had a long winter here in Ontario, Canada but there is still 4 feet of snow at my parents home in British Columbia and they recently had a snow storm; phew, I’m glad I’m not there. The girls are outside everyday making delicious treats out of dirt, leaves, and rocks while making a lot of laundry for me to do in the evening! But the laundry is a small price to pay for the many hours of entertainment that the out doors provide for them.
Oh, how I love the extra space out on the deck and the sensation of freedom after a long winter of hibernation. To see my neighbors again, and put away the winter coats and boots. I can breath!!
The girls and I are having picnics on a blanket every day which suprizingly cuts down on dishes and mess. I serve everything on a cutting board, and shake off the blanket, wallah lunch is over one bread board, three cups and no table, chairs or rug to clean up. I’m telling you I’m a genius, if I say so myself!
However, with the nicer weather also comes the shorts, skirts and eventually the bathing suits. And while I am not inhibited by any of these summer cloths, I begin to contemplate the kick off to the four times a year that I will undertake the task of de-hairing my legs. I just have so many more interesting things to do than spend time in the shower shaving my legs, so I don’t . For several years it was a yearly event. One year I found a split end on a hair! Another year I was in my sisters wedding party which required a short dress with bare legs, it was my gift to her, thoughtful don’t you think?
I have tried several method of taking the hair off, a package of razors, that took a very long time, cutting the hair short with scissors then razors that cut off some time but still required 4 razors and a vacuum. A few times I would use the flip-up on my husbands electric razor then use a Bic, that worked pretty well but still too many steps. I did warm wax and sugaring, that was a sticky mess and I would inevitably burn at least one patch of skin. No, the best solution I have found is,”parissa” wax strips two steps- wax, wash, and done.
So that’ what I did. The big clue that the inevitable had to be done was when I went bike riding and thought a tissue dropped out of my pocket and brushed my leg when, in fact, it was my leg hair blowing in the wind. Winter is officially over, my friends, I’ve de-haired my legs, now for the sun to reach to the west and warm them up a bit.