Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Insecurities

If there was one thing I could change about my body it would be the hair on my legs. (And my eyes, I'd get them lasik-ed, we're working on that.) No matter how I remove the hair on my legs, the hair can't figure out how to grow back. I've shaved. I've done several different chemicals - got a first degree burn on my legs once doing that. I've finally settled on an epilator because that's the easiest upkeep and there's no stubble.

No matter how I do it though I end up with ingrown hairs that leave my legs looking like I got attacked by an entire swarm of mosquitos. I've had inch long hairs finally come out before. It's crazy. I see other women with their spotless legs and can't help having a little bit of envy. I exfoliate real well and that helps a little, but there's always at least a few spots on my legs. And I'm VERY self-conscious about it.

Which is why the comments people make about my legs stick in my memory something good. It's my major insecurity about how I look and when people comment it feeds my insecurity because it indicates that people are noticing and wondering what is wrong with me. I've had several people make comments about bug bites. I've had a few people ask me if I had issues shaving. It's not fun because I really do like the shape of my legs a lot, but I'm embarrassed to show them off because of the way my skin is.

HP is a legs man. He's mentioned that to me several times. And he's mentioned to me several times how much he really likes my legs. Not once though has he ever said anything about the spots. And that means a lot to me. I've thanked him for that a few times and he always replies with something along the lines of, "What spots?"

Without even knowing my insecurities he calms them down. He's a good man.

And, because I love comics, here's another good man helping calm his wife's insecurities - For Better of For Worse

3 comments:

Laura@livingabigstory said...

Beautiful ... this is the perfect response from an incredible hubs!

Valerie said...

Glad you got a guy like him! Not too many around. But I'm sure you have nothing to feel self-conscious about and he loves looking at ya!

Corine said...

I know what you mean! In fact, just last Sunday I went home during the opening song TO SHAVE MY LEGS! ;o My husband just laughed. Why not BEFORE church? I somehow miss my knees (they are such work to shave!)... and I didn't realize how bad they looked until I was at church, thus still long enough to see them; I just couldn't be seen! :o

PS We women could learn a thing or two from the men in our lives! ;)