The Latest Lost in Suburbia Column: The Mommy From the Black Lagoon

There are some women who wake up and they look fresh as a daisy. When I wake up, I look like a dead daisy that got sprayed with weed killer and then got trampled by a herd of stampeding elephants.

In case you weren’t sure, this is not a particularly attractive look.

Although I’d like to blame this on advanced age, the truth is, I have never been a pretty sleeper. When I was a kid, my brothers lovingly nicknamed me “The Sister from the Black Lagoon” and my parents would argue over whose side of the family was responsible for my hideously ugly morning genes…

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3 responses to “The Latest Lost in Suburbia Column: The Mommy From the Black Lagoon

  1. Ain’t that the truth about teenagers. Fortunately for me, my teenager doesn’t wake up until about the time I’m ready for my afternoon nap so I don’t have to see (or smell) too much of his scariness.

  2. Wow, thank you Tracy. It’s so good to know I’m not the only woman to look like “the creature” in the morning. There are advantages to old age – the teens eventually move out and become nice adults.