‘Mum! There’s something I need to tell you.’
It’s my 15 year old daughter.
‘Please don’t be too angry!’
I scrub the potatoes hard. Very hard.
‘Only, it’s something you told me I mustn’t do!’
I can feel my face going red.
‘You said I should wait!’
I turn my attention to the already gleaming worktop and polish it frantically.
‘You said I was too young.’
Sharp intake of breath from me.
‘All my friends have done it!’
I turn round to look at her, the cloth in my hands. She’s beautiful. Gorgeous. Long hair, enormous blue eyes, a figure to die for.
Surely not… she can’t be. Can she?
‘Whatever it is you’ve done, love, we’ll sort it out. It can’t be that bad. Are you going to tell me?’
She gazes at me with those soulful eyes and very slowly she lifts up her hair.
‘I’m really sorry mum, but I was the only one who hadn’t done it!’
And then I see them. Three new gold studs in her ear. Hiding beneath her hair.
I start to giggle. I laugh and laugh and she looks at me, amazed.
‘I thought you’d be angry with me,mum!’
I grin and wipe my eyes.
‘What’s so funny about me having my ears pierced?’
I give her a hug.
‘Nothing love,’ I whisper. ‘Nothing at all.’
(Yes, a true story.)
What have you done for the first time lately?
Yes! It’s true… I was a virgin until yesterday.
A ‘hair colour virgin’, that is! What did you think I meant?
I was the only person I know who had never coloured her hair! (OK, I did use some henna on it in prehistoric days but the less said about that the better.)
When my friend Don collapsed on Monday and gave us all a shock, (yes, he’s fine now, thanks for asking,) I decided to ‘go for it.’ What on earth was I waiting for? I’m very lucky, I only have a few grey hairs, but I decided to do it anyway. What was the worst that could happen? I won’t like it? It’s only hair… I told myself. It’ll grow!
And guess what! I absolutely love it!
I’m doing something else for the first time today.
Regular Spinners will know that I have a Guest Post on
Jean’s Virgin Blogger site today. (Friday) She’s ‘Across the Pond’, so allow for a few hours time difference before it goes live.
My first ever guest post!
If you’d like to read it, just pop over later and take a look.
So, my friends, what are you going to try for the first time?
You know you want to. And what’s the worst that can happen? You might even enjoy it, just like I did.
Take a risk, be brave and tell us all about it in the comments.
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Photo courtesy of katrinket on Flickr.
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