Overinvolved Mom > medieval
There are some new mirrors on the market that make you look like you’re well, Jesus Christ. And, much like him (according to some reports), they are everywhere at once.
At first, I was excited to see these frames that evoke a medieval or renaissance look. They’re in pretty much every store that sells anything vaguely decorative.
“Gee, that sacred mirror would look swell in my dining room!”
But then it dawned on me that it looked like any user would look like, well, an aspiring deity. (As far as I know, even Kim Kardashian has not made it to that level yet.)
According to Wikipedia, halos reportedly went out of fashion by the 19th century in Western art, but they’re back, baby. It’s the ultimate DIY project, and just perfect for the Internet:
“How to look divine in two easy steps.”
“You won’t believe this new saint life-hack!”
“I went to Crate and Barrel, and you won’t believe how holy I look now.”
So, despite the kooky “Game of Thrones” vibe they might give to an otherwise drab dining room or ungodly bathroom, I passed on getting a mirror.
I don’t need my already confident kids to get heads that big.
It’s probably somewhere in the kid manual that they not view themselves with halos at all times.