I'm not really much into beauty, for the most part, I'm pretty low maintenance. Honestly, I think that women who have to have tons and tons of makeup on and who can't leave the house without it are a little ridiculous...but to each their own.
However, one thing I am pretty jealous about is women who are able to get manicures. I have brachydactyly type d, also known as clubbed thumb or murder's thumb. I know, what in the world is that?! In layman's terms, I have toe thumbs.
|via the US National Library of Medicine|
It's something I am very self conscious about, ever since about fourth grade, when I realized my hands looked different than everyone else. I used to sit in class and tuck my thumbs into my hands because I didn't want anyone to see them.
Now, while I am still self conscious about my hands, I don't try to hide them, but I also don't go out of my way to draw attention to them either. Which means that I rarely paint my nails unless it's a nude color and I definitely don't get manicures. How weird would that be to get French tips on hands like this:
As I've gotten older, I always take notice when someone else has hands like myself and I've come to realize something. I am so glad that my brachydachy (as Alan likes to call it) is symmetrical. I think I would be even more self conscious if only one of my thumbs was a toe thumb.
I guess you can call me special, only 2% of the world's population has brachydactyly in any form. But, you better believe one of the first things I did when my children were born was check to see if they inherited this from me.
I'm so glad that they didn't.
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