What are some weird things that your folks pick on you about?
My mom has this strange obsession with me wearing red lipstick. No matter what the shade - dark red, cherry red, coral. She absolutely hates it, says it’s “too bright” or “too dark” or just “too much” for my skin tone. Because it doesn’t work for HER skin tone and she doesn’t really get that her mixed-race daughter might have a sliiiiightly different skin tone than her.
I have a job interview today. She helped me get it so she’s been texting me advice and encouragement. Late last night, I also get this text, verbatim:
“NO RED LIPSTICK!!!!”
Love ya, mom.