The Fun House Effect

When we first bought our 5th wheel I really thought those mirrored closet doors in the bedroom were a plus.  Then came the day when I first really used them to check out how that outfit was working for me.  That’s when I discovered that they had the “fun house effect”.  And, I don’t mean the good “fun house effect” that makes you look taller and thinner, this is the one that makes you look shorter and fatter.

I remember doing a double take and thinking…..”Whaaaat??”  I am already a short person at 5’2″ and, at the time, I wasn’t as thin as I would have liked to be, but I could fit into a Lee’s size 8.  Okay, yes, Lee’s run large (that’s what I like about them). But, still initially it was a shock to think I looked that fat.  It didn’t take long before I could see from other objects that there was a distortion.  O, thank God!

Let’s fast forward to now.  The past several years have had their difficulties and I have gained…..well, let’s say multiple sizes.  I’m considering papering over those mirrors.

No, not really.

I tell myself that I should channel those feelings of distress that I get when I catch a glimpse of myself in those wretched mirrors into motivation for losing weight.  It ain’t working.


2 comments to The Fun House Effect

  • Rosie-Chip-Rosie  says:

    This was cute. :)))

  • April Broussard  says:

    Too funny! Hehe 🙂

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