Saturday, December 5, 2009
My Aunt Kat used to have a saying "It'll make your cheeks rosy." As a child, that meant if you did whatever it was you really didn't want to do, the only ill consequence would be rosy cheeks. Such as eating some God awful tasting food or taking some medicine Mom was trying to get down my throat. As an adult, I still keep that phrase in mind, but as I have grown up the definition has matured a bit.
It was still effective while we were raising our girls. Now, while it didn't make the medicine taste any better, it reminded them of their beloved Aunt Kat and we at least got a chuckle out of it. My Dad would use the phrase in reference to very spicy food or strong liquor. Of, course, he also said things of that nature would "put hair on your chest". Personally, I preferred the "rosy cheeks".
I often think of my Aunt Kat with her porcelain skin and sunny disposition.To this day, when something comes up in my life, that I really don't want to do, I know if nothing else, it will "make my cheeks rosy" and life will go on.