She tried to get me to hide in the bathroom but I insisted upon answering the door. I explained to her that I WANTED him to see me with no makeup and curlers in my hair.
I figured that if our relationship was going to go forward, then he needed to see the "real" me, because I certainly did not plan on spending my life hiding in the bathroom if we ever got married. I said if seeing me without makeup or curlers was going to "scare" him away then I'd rather he run now.
I have talked with some women who say they like to have a little "mystery" in their marriage. One gal I know says her husband has never seen her without makeup. Ever. She goes to bed with it on and wakes up with it on.
I asked her if she had a serious case of raccoon eyes in the morning because that is EXACTLY what I would have if I went to bed with makeup on.
I blink and rub my eyes and usually manage to smear my mascara all over my face within an hour or two of applying makeup anyway. I can only imagine how gorgeous I would look if I had several hours of sleeping in it.
I don't want mystery in marriage. I want it all out there. He's seen me with curlers in my hair, without makeup, sweaty, hairy legs and throwing up. (Not all at the same time, of course. I pretty much never throw up when I am shaving my legs.)
However, there are a few things that I keep private. Shaving my legs is one of them. I honestly think you have to be a contortionist to be able to shave your legs effectively. I prefer to moan and groan and bend and flex in the privacy of my bathroom rather than making it a community event.
But I don't call that mystery. I am pretty sure my husband KNOWS I shave my legs because when we were newlyweds I borrowed his razor and he nearly bled to death trying to use it afterward.
I'm pretty sure he knows I blow my nose too. Either that or he hears the call of my nose and wonders what flock of geese are flying overhead.
I have allergies and I happen to know that my sneeze has been clocked at 90 mph. Once my husband and I were sleeping in our bedroom and I sneezed and we woke up in the garage. It's that bad.
O.k., maybe a little mystery in marriage would be nice. What do YOU guys think?