Make-up or NO Make-up and at What Age?
“Mom? When can I wear make-up?” asked my 11 year-old daughter as we drove about.
I was surprised at how unsure I was.
I was surprised that I was thinking 7th grade would be OK… because I was in 9th when I was allowed to.
Then I started thinking maybe 9th grade, but I remember sneaking my Barbie styling head make-up to school in 7th grade. I would get to school and go put on the make-up in the bathroom.
And… I DON’T WANT TO GO THROUGH PUBERTY EVER AGAIN!
Can we just go back to when she was 3 and asking for more milk in her sippy cup, please???
Ultimately I told Livi that her dad and I needed to talk about it, and I added, “And you know, Livi… you girls are so beautiful… you really, truly do not need any make-up. You are just so very beautiful without it.”
Lucy… my 8 year old… piped in from the very back of the van, “You don’t need any make-up either mommy. YOU are beautiful without make-up!”
I was all, “LUCY YOU ARE MY BFF OF ALL TIME! YOU ARE TOTALLY WINNING AT BEING MY FAVORITE RIGHT NOW!”
Livi added her 2 cents and said I look like some comic book villain.
Because she’s a stinker.
I just told Livi she needed to step-up because Lucy was winning.
When we arrived at our destination, Lucy handed me this:
She made t while we were driving around.
She handed it to me, looked at Olivia and sang, “SEE??? I”M WINNING! WINNING!!!”
Lucy is such calculating little thing… I don’t give that girl enough credit.
I’m wondering… what are your thoughts on make-up? Have you had to deal with this yet? When did you start wearing make-up? Why does this have to be so hard???
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