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Aug 8 2013

My Daughter’s First Shave

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pink razor“You are not allowed to shave until you are 16.”

“Because once you start, you’ll never be able to stop.”

“And never–no matter what–never shave above your knee.”

I know, from the unscientific surveying of my contemporaries, that I was not alone in receiving such cautionary wisdom about shaving. But it makes me wonder where our mothers obtained this advice. Was it from their mothers? From their own experiences? From some outdated, antiquated, musty teen etiquette handbook?  Read the rest of this entry →


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