That’s Kellie Pickler in the photo above, wearing no makeup except maybe lipgloss. Not bad, huh?

A while back, Gary Levox of Rascal Flatts called the show and we were chatting about their hit song at the time ‘Fast Cars & Freedom.’ In the song, Gary sings these lyrics:

Starin’ at you takin’ off your makeup

Wondering why you even put it on

I know you think you do but baby you don’t need it

Wish that you could see what I see it when it’s gone

I asked Gary what I think every woman must wonder, and that is…Do guys REALLY mean all that? I mean, let’s be honest.

Gary’s married, so he smartly answered while laughing that his wife can get away with it. What about the women who can’t? Gary paused and said, “I think those women know who they are.’

Fast-forward to the weekend, when I was doing some chores around the house in sweats, hair tied in a pony, and no makeup. My youngest took one look at me and said, ‘How come you don’t look like yourself?’

Gotta hand it to a 4-year-old for telling me I’m one of ‘those’ women.