Tuesday, August 30, 2011

A Middle Aged Moment

I come from a family with a lot of heritage. The Leavitt's and the Lybberts go way back and have been very prominent pioneers. I have inherited much from my forefathers and I am proud to be their descendant. One thing that I have definitely inherited from my father is his eyebrows. I love it and I am proud of my eyebrows but unfortunately they drive Lisa nuts. Especially my right eye brow. If my eyebrows were ever allowed to grow naturally as they were meant to they would look just like Spock's eyebrows. They have mutant hairs on the outsides that shoot out and up and just as soon as they start looking really cool Lisa grabs a pair of scissors and cuts them off. It is really quite sad. 

As I get older it seems as if my eyebrows only get more distinguished. Also as I get older my eyesight seems to get dimmer. I need reading glasses to see closely and a good light has become more and more important. Lisa used to give me all kinds of grief as I would be hunting down a pair of reading glasses but now old age as caught up with her too. Now she too needs a good light and in order to see closely she needs to take off her glasses and use her myopia to help her see close up. 

Now that I've shared this bit of background information you may understand why the "Baby Blues" cartoon last Sunday was so funny to us.

Eyebrows evolved to keep sweat from getting into our eyes


Lynn said...


Dean and I can so relate to yours and Lisa's plight. Never thought we'd see the day.

P.S. I think Dean would win hands down with the Spock eye brows if I would let them grow out. He definitely has his dad's eyebrows. They all do. Now my sons are sporting the same gene.

Maren Leavitt said...

That's a cute comic!

Alycia (Crowley Party) said...

love this :) I love that I got Grandpa's dimples and now his eyebrows! hahaha

Kira said...


Lisa said...

I laughed so hard when I read that comic. So glad you posted it!! :)