To Wax or not to Wax

 
 

"You look good, my husband said, which is what I hoped to hear, but also didn't, since I wished it didn't matter, but it did."

I'd gone for a lip wax that day. This was the kind of female grooming I'd begun to feel more comfortable with in my mid-thirties, if not for the slight appearance boost that comes from having no visible facial hair, then at least for the solace of being reclined in a dimly-lit room, free from the urgent demands of my small children.

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