I caught P1 using a pen to draw on her eyelids and a highlighter over her face. Quite tasteful colours actually. She told me it was her makeup.
She must watch me putting my makeup on all the time and it never occurred to me that she would want to do the same. But of course she would, she’s a little girl! She’s going to naturally be interested in makeup and clothes etc.
So instead of flying through the roof at why the heck she’d drawn all over her face. I grabbed a wipe and began to get it off, saying that just this once she could have some real makeup on.
Don’t worry I didn’t plaster her face with foundation. I put a little eyeshadow on, a little bit of mascara and some lipstick.
It was subtle. And she felt grown up and pretty. I reminded her that she couldn’t wear it all the time because she was pretty enough already.
Well yesterday, when we were in Boots buying deodorant and tampons, P1 spotted the rows of makeup. She said “can I buy some lipstick please” it was so polite and I was treating her because of the blood test. So said yes, although I chose a brand I thought would be less harsh on her skin.
I let her choose the colours she wanted; a pale pink and a bright red. An elderly woman tutted at me, especially when the red was picked. I found myself saying “you can only wear this one in the house”. Which of course I meant but realised why do I need to explain the reason to why I’m letting my four year old buy makeup?! It’s nobody else’s business!!
Well I got the privilege of trying the red lipstick on, and P1 wore the pink. I don’t usually wear lipstick, especially bright colours. I think I look stupid.
I then had lots of fun kissing my girls with my red lips.
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