Tuesday, February 28th 2006
Since Y’all Care About Leg Hairs

Something unexpected happened when I posted that entry about The Wrong Shoes.

A handful of odd and wonderful readers commented and emailed me about leg shaving. You could re-read that if you wanted, but I don’t mention leg shaving there at all. Which means y’all actually enlarged that picture and checked my two inches of exposed ankle to see if it was hairy. That is bizarre and amusing at the same time. Not just one or two of you, either, you weirdos. I emailed this to Christina, but there is enough interest that apparently it must be made public.

Q: How do you work in time for leg shaving when you have 4 kids, since that takes 5 whole minutes?

A: I don’t. Y’all are right. I do not have 5 extra minutes in the shower. (who does?)

This is what you do: see your ankles? Shave from there, up three or four inches. That’s it. If your jeans ride up a little and a picture is snapped and people enlarge it to SEE if you’ve SHAVED, you will fool them. ha ha, aren’t you smart? This method takes less than 30 seconds, is fine for winter, and no – my husband doesn’t care nearly as much as y’all do. (Or, at all, actually.)

And thank you. Will try the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. I’d heard of it on Mom to the Screaming Masses’ site, totally forgot to buy one, and then didn’t remember the raving reviews until you echoed them here.


15 Comments on “Since Y’all Care About Leg Hairs”

February 28th, 2006
11:28 pm

hehe have to admit I did not notice if you shaved or not!

March 1st, 2006
7:26 am

I find it quite amusing that people actually noticed that! I rarely shave my legs completely in winter. Your trick does work. I’m curious though. What do you do in summer? I mean, if I’m in Minnesota and it gets too hot to wear long pants in the summer here, I’m sure you must wear shorts in the summer down there in the south.

Corina Bowen
March 1st, 2006
8:48 am

LOL– I never noticed either but what cracked me up, was right before I checked your blog today, I was rubbing my ankle and thought.. geesh, I really need to shave my winter fur off! hehe… must be a divine sign that I need to shave my legs! hehe

March 1st, 2006
9:53 am

I shave using this moethod too! Great(or is it lazy?) minds think alike!


March 1st, 2006
10:27 am

to clarify i didn’t enlarge for the purpose of checking…. :-)


thanks for the shout out!

March 1st, 2006
10:29 am

It’s ok, Christina. Others DID! :D

March 1st, 2006
10:35 am

I never thought of checking. Maybe that’s because I use the same method as you,therefore it’s not a big thing. My husband couldn’t care less either. Praise God.

March 1st, 2006
12:28 pm

For the record… I didn’t check for stray hair growth… but I totally sympathized with the foot growth. My foot went from a 9 to a 10-1/2 WIDE and hasn’t changed (and my son is now 5 months old). I couldn’t figure out why my feet were hurting so much in the first couple months of my pregnancy, only to find out I was literally having growing pains! Gaaaa! So right now, hair is last on my list of worries… finding gigantic, yet adorable shoes is biggest on my list.

March 1st, 2006
1:48 pm

Okay, I just enlarged the pic after the fact, you know, to see what the fuss was all about. Is that sick or what? :-)

And just to show you the marketing power of the almighty blog, I picked up one of those mr. clean erasers a couple of weeks ago after reading its praises on someone’s blog. I forgot, however, to check if the blog in question had “powered by Mr. Clean” in fine print somewhere at the bottom.

March 1st, 2006
1:57 pm

Hi, I just stumbled to your site today and love it! I read every bit and no I couldn’t see any leg hairs there, but I’d never have checked without you mentioning it! I have six kids and married ten years. I loved your church post! That’s how I feel whenever I go anywhere! So I guess I tend to be a recluse because of it! I’m forever waiting for my six year old to say something embarassing, like “T.V is my liiiffe!” or my three year old to start screaming at my four year old, which he then punches him. Or I wait for my 14 month old to throw up on someone or like you said, poop to shoot out at someone! I love it! You’re cool! I just started last week on blogging so I don’t have a lot yet, but I hope you visit!

March 1st, 2006
2:05 pm

I didn’t notice! Um, maybe since I need to shave so bad…

March 1st, 2006
6:44 pm


You’ve blogged about poo, vomit and leg hair in the same week.

Are they handing out grossest chick blog awards somewhere that I don’t know about? If so, I’ll go nominate you, ‘k?

[laughing too hard to type properly]

March 1st, 2006
9:39 pm

Okay, the other day I was standing in the shower and for no apparent reason grabbed the razor in the middle of WINTER IN WISCONSIN and shaved the wonderful blanket of warmth off of my legs. I had no idea what got into me, and then suddenly I thought, “Oh spring must be just around the corner.” Ya know it must be a kin to nesting for a pregnant woman. Then I started formulating a post in my head about it. Within a few sentences I thought, who would wnat to read about my leg hair. I was soooooo wrong. Darn, I hate when I’m wrong.

May 13th, 2006
9:20 pm

I guess I am one of those girls that have to finish what they started, and I never thought of shaving only up to my ankles – but I guess I can see it as winter apparel?

Lyn Holland
November 13th, 2008
3:24 am


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