The thin scowl line

I have a line on my forehead right between my eyebrows. This line and I … this crease … this wrinkle, are not friends.

I’m no stranger to lines on my face. I’m almost forty, so sure, there are a few.

I like those little lines around my eyes. They show that I’ve smiled a lot over the years. The dimples in my cheeks have become deeper. I like them too because they are a sign of the happiness I’ve experienced.

The thin line on my forehead though, that can go to hell.

I see it when I catch my reflection in the mirror when I’m tired, or worried about something. I used to be able to relax my face and it would disappear, but now it remains. A nasty reminder of what a cranky pants worrier I’ve been over the years.

I Googled it the other night. I thought there might be some magical cream or potion I could use to remove this line.

The first thing that popped up was an explanation about scowl lines or frown lines. Scowl lines! Scowl. Lines.

It was a slap to my wrinkly face. Have I really scowled, whinged and whined so much over the years that I have a permanent reminder on my face?

Was it the sleepless nights when the kids were babies that started this indentation in my face? Do I spend too much time wondering if I’m doing this mothering gig right? Did it start a little earlier with our journey to conceive? Who am I kidding? Even when I was in high school I was known as a worrier. My face knows it and I do now too.

There’s no point wondering why or how it came about, I suppose. It just did. It’s just life and getting old (or older I should say).

I’ve been taking more notice of my face and body as my 40th birthday approaches. I’m not in too bad shape considering. I may have a scowl line on my face, wrinkles on my chest (WTF please go away), and my hair is full blown crazy 90% of the time, but I’m happy.

Happy to be here enjoying life and learning a little more about myself each day.

So, while I hate your guts, thin scowl line, I know that you’re just a small part of my life story and a reminder to worry less and laugh more!

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What about you? Do you have any wrinkles or anything else about your body you’d like to bugger off?

Linking up today with Kylie Purtell for IBOT.

20 comments on The thin scowl line

    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      May 10, 2017 at 5:45 am (2 months ago)

      Sounds like a plan, Ingrid 🙂

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  1. Deb @inner compass designs
    May 9, 2017 at 8:07 am (3 months ago)

    Maybe it is from squinting so much in the sunshine xx

    I accept wrinkles as part of life lol but do wish my body had been locked in at 30 like an answer on who wants to be a millionaire lol.

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      May 10, 2017 at 5:46 am (2 months ago)

      Haha! Yes!!! And I like you’re squinting idea. That must most definitely be where it’s from 🙂

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  2. Amy @ HandbagMafia
    May 9, 2017 at 8:07 am (3 months ago)

    There’s always Botox if you’re truly concerned! I much prefer your way of looking at it. What a great reminder!

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  3. Vicki @ A Box Of
    May 9, 2017 at 11:26 am (3 months ago)

    I love the way you have chosen to look at it -I had one appear on the bridge of my nose when I was sleep deprived after babies but now 10 years on it won’t go away!

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      May 10, 2017 at 5:46 am (2 months ago)

      Argh! Don’t you hate that!

      Reply
  4. Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid
    May 9, 2017 at 1:29 pm (3 months ago)

    I’ve been catching up with some of my oldest friends from uni and high school and we’re all now closer to 50 than 40. Eeep! We’ve also been lamenting our lines and wrinkles but have all agreed that those lines show that we’ve lived and laughed. I love your take on the scowl line, now I just have to explain my frown lines away!

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      May 10, 2017 at 5:47 am (2 months ago)

      Lol. Yes, wrinkles are a sign of a life well lived 🙂

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  5. Tracy
    May 9, 2017 at 7:35 pm (3 months ago)

    Wouldn’t it have been nice to be able to freeze my body in time, when I was 24. The front end of 24, before I got pregnant. The back end of 24 finished with stretch marks…and a baby. One up, one down, right?

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      May 10, 2017 at 5:47 am (2 months ago)

      Love it!! I’d like to freeze mine in time too 🙂

      Reply
  6. Denyse Whelan Blogs
    May 9, 2017 at 7:52 pm (3 months ago)

    Oh dear. I think once we notice something like this in ourselves it ends up being more prominent than ever…so, as much as you can resist checking it out. Hard to do..but you know what how about thinking of it as part of your lovely character. We all have things don’t we that we’d like to change or swap..but they’re there and we are indeed the sum of all our parts. I am 67 and each time I look at parts of my legs and hands and arms I see what I used to in my (late) Mum and go….yikes!! i think it’s very normal. Ha. Denyse #teamIBOT

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      May 10, 2017 at 5:48 am (2 months ago)

      I think it is too, Denyse. I just need to make peace with it 🙂

      Reply
  7. Robyna
    May 9, 2017 at 8:47 pm (3 months ago)

    I’d just really like the pimples to vacate before the lines take over. I’m finally doing something about it wih micro dermabrasion but it’s slow going. You’re gorgeous you know.

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    • mummywifeme
      mummywifeme
      May 10, 2017 at 5:49 am (2 months ago)

      Aww thanks, Robyna. Straight back at ya. Micro dermabrasion sounds like a great idea for you. I really hope you see the results you’re looking for.

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  8. Tash @ Gift Grapevine
    May 9, 2017 at 11:28 pm (3 months ago)

    It all adds character 🙂 I’m choosing to take your approach too Renee xx

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  9. Tegan
    May 12, 2017 at 12:24 pm (2 months ago)

    I must admit that I did giggle a little at the irony of worrying about a worry line :P. Maybe you could put a different spin on it, it shows that you worried about the ones that you love, that you cared about them and about your life.

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  10. Bec Senyard
    May 12, 2017 at 8:22 pm (2 months ago)

    I can’t believe you’re 40 soon! I still think of you as my age at the grand age of 32! I think your line is cute. And to be honest I don’t really notice it. You look way younger than your age lovely. Xx

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