THINGS MY MOM WANTS ME TO HAVE
My mom came to visit last week and these are the things she made clear she desired for me. Context: We are crazy close and talk multiple times a day. We are also very different people.
- •A second piercing on one of my earsShe cautioned against multiple piercings when I was younger ("They're trashy!" "You'll regret it!"), but recently saw how cool my adult friends look with artful extra holes. I took her to New York's patron saint of cool girl piercings to get one and now she REALLY, REALLY wants me to get one too.
- •Short hairMoms love short hair! I had short hair until I was 18 and now have long hair that makes me feel very powerful. I haven't cut it except for trims for nearly a decade! SORRY, MOM.
- •A boyfriend (husband?!)I'm a cake person, she's an icing person.