Whats That on your Lip?

After a painful appointment at the spa – because that’s how my spa appointments go, they’re painful and leave me full of flashbacks for months  – I was left to go home and heal.

Yes. I said heal.


Being a regular for laser therapy, massages, pedicures, and any other excuse to visit for pampering and 30 minutes to myself I had become comfortable with the staff.  With my courage up I finally asked about my pigment change above my upper lip (think Michael Jackson only on a white girl and on a smaller scale).

My amazing aesthetician assured me this could be done.

This could be done with little to no pain.

This would fix the pigment change.


There was pain.

There was the smell of burning.

My hands reached up in the air and my brain told me to grab the laser and shoot her with it.

I muscled through.

Once the treatment was over I went home with a burning lip, lots of cream, and hiding my face. I looked like I had fallen off my bike and run my face all the way down the road.

I was hideous.

I screamed it out as I looked in the mirror, angry with what I had done to myself.

Brian heard me.

Cats out of the bag.


“In here, I’ll be out in a minute.” I looked at myself one more time and considered camping out in the linen closet for the night but they would find me. They always find me.

I walked out to show him my beastly new look.

“Well hello señior!” He chuckled and snapped his fingers above his head while twirling a neat circle.

I was dumbfounded. This wasn’t shock and awe. The masses weren’t holding up crosses at my appearance, they were poking fun at it! Cause that’s so much better.

Brian leaned in to get a good look.

“Were you drinking chocolate milk in there?”

He burst into laughter. Thrilled with his attempt at humour.

Attempting not to giggle I reached deep into myself to remember what my lip looked like. The red/brown road rash, the burning, and the pain. Oh right! That wasn’t hard.

“Brian stop! This is serious!” I gave him my best serious face! This WAS serious!

“Leighann! Don’t give me that lip!”


“Hun, what would you do if I looked like this for the REST OF MY LIFE??” Really, what if this burn never goes away?

“Oh,“ He began, looking at me full of love and putting his hand around my shoulder, “I’ve started to consider that, I’m already calling you Ron in my head.”

Ahh. True love.

Seeing through the ugly and loving me.


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41 Responses to Whats That on your Lip?
  1. Knitmyrhino
    March 11, 2011 | 8:39 am

    I’m trying hard not to giggle, I really am!

    I would have grabbed that laser and stuck it where the sun don’t shine!

    Well written! I felt your pain, horror, anger, and his laughter.

  2. tracy
    March 11, 2011 | 9:40 am

    Oh I love this and that true, true love! xo

  3. Crystal
    March 11, 2011 | 10:20 am

    bwhahahaha!!! Leave it the a hubby to laugh in your face…and then be super sweet! “Ron” that’s hilarious!! Stopping by from red dress club.

  4. Jack
    March 11, 2011 | 10:42 am

    Well Ron, I must say that this was fun.

  5. Leigh Ann
    March 11, 2011 | 10:58 am

    This was hilarious! Your hubby sounds like a hoot. Sorry for your pain, Señor! But thanks for the laugh.

  6. transplantedx3
    March 11, 2011 | 11:26 am

    Well, I hope all has healed and we don’t have to start calling you Ron for the long-term. I’m glad you can laugh at yourself – I think I would’ve clobbered my husband.

  7. Lizz
    March 11, 2011 | 12:05 pm

    BWAHAHAHA! That’s totally my husband too… thanks for the giggle

  8. KLZ
    March 11, 2011 | 2:15 pm

    I hope my husband would deal with this well. I can never really tell with him to be honest.

  9. Jennie B
    March 11, 2011 | 2:22 pm

    Ahh, the things we do for beauty. And our husband’s love us anyway 🙂

    Visting from TRDC.

  10. Jessica
    March 11, 2011 | 2:23 pm

    Hilarious, love this, my husband does pretty well with the good, bad and ugly but I’m not sure how he’d do with this one!

  11. Andrea
    March 11, 2011 | 2:57 pm

    OMG, I was totally chuckling as I read this, I knew it would be powerful and love-worthy, but your husband sounds hilarious. Now if it were me and mine? I’d have kicked his @$$ into next week, but since it wasn’t? Really cute. Love your love!

  12. angela
    March 11, 2011 | 3:47 pm

    That’s true love! Laughter solves so many hurt feelings in our house, so I loved this post.

  13. blueviolet @ A Nut in a Nutshell
    March 11, 2011 | 5:25 pm

    Oh my gosh, the two of you are too much! So, so funny, but I do feel sorry for you. lol

  14. kim
    March 11, 2011 | 7:44 pm

    I laughed out loud at this because I have so been there. And your husband sounds like mine. He’s often referred to me as sir when I’ve mentioned that I needed to get my upper lip done. Hope it healed nicely.

  15. Jenni Chiu
    March 11, 2011 | 8:37 pm

    Okay- your husband is funny! “Don’t give me that lip”? Come on! That’s golden.

    Also, through my laughter, I am hoping it heals well and that you feel better soon.

  16. MamaRobinJ
    March 11, 2011 | 9:42 pm

    So funny. He sounds just like my hubby. Great read!

  17. Mandyland
    March 11, 2011 | 10:12 pm

    I’m giggling like a goon. This was awesome. My favorite bit? “They always find me.”

    I’ve discovered that if I hid in my closet, on top the dresser and behind my husband’s shirts, I can buy myself about ten minutes.

  18. Mandy
    March 11, 2011 | 10:27 pm

    This is so sweet! Well written, with good commentary. If you promise not to tell him, your husband is rather funny. (Only because it’s not me that he was poking fun at!)

    There were some really great lines in here. I love that you took a personal experience to put into the prompt. Beautifully done.

    I have to ask – When it finally healed, were you happy with the result??

    TRDC #75

  19. Galit Breen
    March 11, 2011 | 10:54 pm

    LOVe this lady! That’s a good man and a good marriage right there! XO

  20. Brandon
    March 12, 2011 | 4:39 am


    I agree with Mandy – ‘They always find me…’ was the funniest part!

    Great post… Ron… 😉

    • multitaskingmumma
      March 14, 2011 | 8:27 am

      Thanks Brandon!
      Refer to me as Ron from this point forward.
      Thats an order!

  21. Mom Went Crazy
    March 12, 2011 | 12:56 pm

    Whew! It was nice to read a funny post! A lot of this TRDC stuff is so seeeeeerious. I love it, Ron.

  22. Jessica Anne
    March 12, 2011 | 1:34 pm

    Hahahaha! You’re husband’s a funny guy. I was giggling throughout. This is why I don’t go to spas, can’t trust them. 🙂

    • multitaskingmumma
      March 14, 2011 | 8:26 am

      At least I know now that I don’t want to do this again!

  23. Ashley
    March 12, 2011 | 1:44 pm

    Funny and sweet and sounds painful. Gotta love that line “Don’t give me lip.” Hilarious!

    • multitaskingmumma
      March 14, 2011 | 8:25 am

      It was painful!!
      I don’t think I’ll do it again!
      The jokes that followed at home were not worth it lol

  24. tsonoda148
    March 12, 2011 | 5:20 pm

    That’s just what our spouses are supposed to do, right? See us when we would prefer to be invisible. And thank God for that and for them.
    Nice post!

    Visiting from trdc


    • multitaskingmumma
      March 14, 2011 | 8:24 am

      Thank you for visiting Terri.
      I’m grateful that he does see me through all of my ugly days.
      He’s somethin’ this man!!

  25. Mrs. Jen B
    March 12, 2011 | 7:01 pm

    Yep, you summed it all up in the end – seeing through the ugliness and loving anyway. Your hubs is a real smartypants, evidently 😉

  26. Rebekah C
    March 13, 2011 | 6:07 pm

    Oh I loved this. Your dh is handling the exact same way mine would. *sigh* Fabulous!

  27. Kelly
    March 13, 2011 | 7:15 pm

    Oh, my!! This was very funny!! You have a wonderful hubby….I liked the line “they always find me”…but chuckled out loud when you wanted to grab the laser gun and shoot! 🙂

    This was great! Hope you are feeling better! 🙂

    • multitaskingmumma
      March 14, 2011 | 8:20 am

      They always DO find me.
      The bathroom is a silly place to hind anymore, that’s the first place they look!

  28. CJ
    March 13, 2011 | 11:48 pm

    Your husband and mine could totally be bffs. They would bond over their mocking.

    • multitaskingmumma
      March 14, 2011 | 8:19 am

      Mocking is a favorite past time in this house.
      That and sarcasm.
      It makes life fun.

  29. kris
    March 19, 2011 | 1:11 am

    Oh, I love this take on the prompt.


    Mark always find me beautiful. Always.

    Even when I am not.

    You have such an amazing husband. Lucky lucky you.

    Love this post.

  30. Alexandra
    March 20, 2011 | 11:57 pm

    Isn’t he perfect.

    Lucky woman.

  31. Jill
    March 22, 2011 | 1:20 pm

    “Don’t give me that lip.” had me laughing out loud. Great stuff!

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