Sunday, November 7, 2010
Face #32 "My little Babushka!"
Growing up, we all had endearing nicknames given to us from our parents or loved ones. Some of mine included: the bird, porcelain doll, and my Sharona. My father used to call me his "Little Babushka", which I always thought was super cute, until I learned the meaning of Babushka. To my horror, it means an elderly Russian woman (that usually wears a headscarf). Was my father saying in a loving manner that I look like an old person at such a young age? It makes me look back at all those times as a child I'd run around my house with a head scarf on my head; I looked like a little old lady not from Pasadena but Siberia! Now, I'm self-conscience of wearing a head scarf in any manner, that I will be viewed as a Babushka. Long gone are the days where I dream of re-enacting movie classics of wearing a head scarf and sunglasses on a long drive in a convertible. To turn this scary thought of Babushka-ism, into something a little more jovial and light hearted here are some Babushka faces!