In 2007 I made a visit to see my mom. She hugged me and then looked at my face and said “Eww! What happened to your face? You look like a chocolate-chip cookie!”
I had scars all over my face with a combination of fresh pimples and abrasions from scratching along with a waxy build-up of dry skin around the edges of my front hairline that was very noticeable. While my mom is being so raw with how she feels about my face, In the back of my mind I’m thinking “really mom?” I didn’t know any other way to respond other than to laugh it off as if it didn’t bother me.