Written by Ben: Family Home Evening at our house is a fairly unpredictable. We go from a lesson to sometimes random spurts of dancing, songs with no meaning or melody, dog piles on a family member, or games where we make up rules on the fly. This lesson was about John the Baptist and what his role was in preparing the way for Christ. It was a good lesson and the kids did a good job at paying attention. We explained a few points and asked the kids a few questions. We gave a few stories about when we were younger. This led to more questions about when we were younger. That led to a discussion around challenges we saw in the 80s. That led to the music and fashions of the age and the crazy things the local girls would do with their hair. Remember the bangs that went straight up in the air? We ended family night and started cleaning up thinking the kids were getting ready for bed. After about 30 minutes this is what came down stairs.
I remember the weird hair but not so much black lipstick. Tiffany insisted that she just had to let them experience the big hair of the 80's.
They smelled of hair spray and attitude. We have explained the "Me Generation" to them a few times. This was their interpretation.
Obviously, I was not very excited about this. A Dad has enough to worry about without his tween daughters wearing the Cindy Lauper makeup and oozing with attitude. I was surprised at how easily Tiffany reverted back to her teens days. I don't remember the attitude or dark make up but love can do some crazy things with the memory over time. I always think of Tiffany wearing summer dresses and teasing the boys into thinking they had a chance.
Here is to hoping these looks are fake and are many years off of being a reality.