Full Blog at http://sharkshirt.wordpress.com/2012/03/13/betrayed/
I don’t try to hide the fact the my dermatologist is the most important person in my life. If yours isn’t then you need to find a new one. I’m pretty sure Dr. Mish is high on drugs half the time and I still let her give me shots in my face. That’s the kind of trust you need. (On a side note, I view her intoxication as plus because I feel it gives her the courage to try more extreme dermatological procedures.)
So you can imagine how happy I was when I found my dad was going in for a tune up tomorrow. Wrong. If he thinks he can come home-wreck my skin care then he clearly knows nothing about me or my undying loyalty to things/people that make me prettier/thinner. Also, it kind of goes with out saying that perfect skin is my thing and I don’t know why he’s trying to take that from me.
I’m pretty much left with two options.
1) Sabotage. Sabotage is typically my go to plan in any situation. It’s really important to maintain the power dynamic in your relationships- and if that means ruining someone’s diet or med school apps then so be it. If they care at all about the friendship they’ll thank you later, trust me. I could call in a bomb threat to the derm office tomorrow. “Sorry Dad, guess you can’t go anymore!”
2) Acceptance. This is obviously the more annoying options but my Mat Pilates teacher told me that I’m harboring a lot of anger in my shoulders and if I let that go I could maybe drop a dress size. Translation: Maybe I could schedule a chemical peel for tomorrow. Going through facial transitions together is a great way to bond.