Bug: Mom, how come people just put the kids' pictures on Christmas cards?
Me (thinking because most moms would require a professional stylist and and the photo stylings of Annie Liebowitz before they could produce a photo of themselves that they would be willing to ship off to all and sundry, but squelching that because I am determined to raise girls who do not have body image issues): Uh...because the kids are who really change from year to year. That's who friends and family want to see!
Bug (looking at me appraisingly): Well, you didn't have highlights last year, and you probably got a whole lot more gray hairs.
Me (apparently unable to completely mask my look of shock)
Bug(soothingly): But they're all covered up by the hair dye, Mom.
Me: Thank you?