Children are a gift from the Lord; the fruit of the womb, a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children born in one's youth. Blessed are they whose quivers are full. They will never be shamed contending with foes at the gate. ~Psalm 127:3-5

Monday, May 27, 2013

Generation Duck Face

The Duck Face.

You know the face I'm talking about.  Every girl in the age bracket of 13-25 (and sadly, sometimes older) plasters their pictures all over Facebook wearing this weird expression.  If you don't know what I'm talking about, you are either seriously lame or maybe just blind.  If it's the latter, you're excused.  Not that the duck face is something to be excited and proud of. It's not. It's really really not.

Here's why:

1.God made every single girl - perky and young to wrinkled and old - BEAUTIFUL.  You didn't know this?  Thought you needed to attempt "beautiful" with the duck face?  You're sadly mistaken.  Believe me, the duck face adds absolutely NOTHING to your natural beauty.  If God wanted everyone to look the same, to show off the different features of our face by contorting it into a weird smoochy grin, He would have made us that way naturally.  But He didn't.  And we're still beautiful.  Not to mention the fact that God already made ducks. They have webbed feet, they quack and waddle around... I think they have that gig covered.

2.The duck face kinda makes you look trashy.  Maybe it's just the stigma that goes with it; I mean...have you seen some of the pictures of these sad people with their duck faces?  They're wearing practically nothing, have tons of makeup on and are trying to make themselves look sexy by pursing their lips out.  It's not sexy.  It's really not.  It just makes you look...well, trashy.

3.It's confusing.  What are we trying to convey in a picture where we are holding our children or next to our husbands or boyfriends and our lips are all puckered up into this ducky expression?  What is that about?  What happened to a good old fashioned smile?  Did you know regular smiling releases endorphins?  Does the duck face??  I don't know.  It's unclear.  What is more unclear is what the purpose of the duck face is. I STILL have yet to understand.  Can some enlighten me, PU-LEEASE??

4.Maybe you're too old for the duck face. Okay, so, yes, silly teenagers will be silly teenagers.  As a teen, I loved making funny faces in pictures.  I may have inadvertently made the duck face at some point in my teen years.  (Back then, it wasn't the trend it is now.)  But the fact remains that the duck face is SILLY.  It looks ridiculous so we do it for fun.  As a child.  I feel like once you hit the 18-20 year mark, perhaps you should trade in your duck face for a little bit more of a mature mug.  A slight smile.  A big grin if you're really happy.  A teasing eye roll if you're in a really silly mood.  Duck face?  No! It's one of those things you DON'T wear after a certain age.  (And really, if you are thirteen and expose your duck face in pictures for the purpose of being "sexy," see #'s 1 and 2 above.)

In actuality...the ONLY person who can pull off a duck face and not look absolutely ridiculous is a baby.

So ladies, please do us all a favor and don't express the duck face any longer.  Just say NO to DUCK.

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