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"Can I borrow your eyeliner, Dad?"

by canadafreeze on April 5, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

We are a theatrical family. We've been involved in amateur, community theatre since our children were little and they've grown up with grease paint and costumes all their lives.
My husband is currently in a play and one of our daughters was recently in town to see a performance.
Without a blink, she called upstairs while getting ready to go to the show, 'can I borrow your eyeliner, dad', like it was the most normal thing in the world. And it is. In this family.
We still had a good laugh.


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