Have you ever heard that story about Jane and Jill where the parents say how smart Jane is and how pretty Jill is, and all Jane hears is that she’s not pretty, and all Jill hears is that she’s not smart. Well, we had a little version of that in our family growing up…the kind that is meant in good fun, but has scarred me for life. When talking about the shapes of our faces, my parents would say “This is Janssen,” and then they would shape their hands into a nice tall oval. Then they would turn that oval horizontally and say, “and this is Merrick,” and then they’d shrink that hand shape into a teeny tiny circle and say, “this is Landen.”
So yes, that’s me. The pumpkin head. It’s one of those things that as I get older I know is not true, but I cannot, for the life of me, get it out of my head. And thus, I avoid big stud earrings because I feel like it makes my already wiiiiiiiide face look even wider. But today I’m wearing these earrings because they’re the ones I got for my sister’s wedding and they need to be worn more than just once. And because they looked good with my outfit. And because I am nothing but generous and kind to you readers who I know wanted me to wear some big earrings today.