Maybe I'm just terribly old fashioned, but I never thought I'd see the day where they'd be advertising pube razors on the television.
Then again, I probably also never foresaw a day when I'd be telling a bunch of internet friends that I used to be an afficiando of such things. I blame dance. At some point at a certain age, if leotards and tights are the required studio wear or you're wearing lollipops on stage, you're going to need to bust out the razor or the wax or, I suppose, the tweezers. (But if you do that, I have to assume you're cray.)
Once I got going, I just sort of kept going because it's kind of like having a short hairstyle where you keep going for cuts while you think about maybe growing it out but, geez, it's such a pain to go through that awkward phase of the grow-out process where you kind of look like Prince Valiant. Except replace awkward with itchy and Prince Valiant with a prematurely hairy middle school boy's face.
But at the risk of taking this TMI to the next level, I'm no longer sporting a Telly Savalas, and let me tell you why.
Daughters, that's why. Once I had a girl baby, it just seemed kind of totally weird and gross to groom myself to look like one after that. I get that not everyone feels the same gut-level squickiness, and I don't have anything at all to say about what it might or might not say about guys who dig that look. For me, it was about wanting to look like a grownup. The alternative felt... creepy.
Anyone else make the switch from bare down there to full fro or something in between after having kids?