10 July 2009

All dressed up and no place to go? Fine with me.

Due to my financial situation I'm currently staying with my parents. While I enjoy not having the extra expense of rent, I have found living "rent-free" comes at a price: a lack of privacy or rather, an increase in interrogation.

Don't get me wrong, I love my parents but their constant questions about my day-to-day activities are starting to get to me. I would think by now they would have understood that I am clothes-and-make-up-obsessed therefore, it is not unusual for me to "dress up" even when I don't have any particular place to go.

Whenever I dress in something other than a t-shirt and jeans my mother asks me every time without fail, "Where are you going all dressed up?"

On my days off, when I don't have to rush out the door, I like to take a little extra time and experiment with my makeup. I'm starting to realize that I cannot do this when my parents are up or around because then they ask me (with a little too much suspicion in their voice), "Where are you going?"

"No where."

"Then why are you putting on makeup (or as my dad puts it 'painting your face')?"

I just like to put on makeup and should I decide to step out into the public, I'd like to be presentable. What's wrong with that?

Do I really need a reason to dress and primp?