Smooth as a baby’s bottom

by klassman

The other day Josephine asked me why “some girls shave legs.”

There is no good answer for that question at least, no good answer for a five year old.  What do I say?  They like how it looks.  They like how it feels.  Some boys shave legs too.  Cultural norms are powerful.  They race bikes or swim competitively.

I don’t know if she will shave her legs.  Time will tell.  As for me, I’m looking forward to it.  I’ll start again next month or in March, once I start getting outside regularly.  If it wasn’t such a hassle, I’d shave every week.  It feels that good afterward.

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