So, I guess I am going to get a little controversial with this post. Even though I am not entirely sure why letting my little girl play with makeup is so controversial. But, apparently it is.
The quote “Other peoples opinion’s of you are none of your business” is truly a life motto for me. I am just not one to put much thought into what people think of me, let alone affect how I live my life.
This is especially true when it comes to my parenting. I don’t really care what anyone thinks.
So of course, I don’t really care if someone thinks it is wrong to let my little girl play with makeup.
Now don’t confuse me not caring what you think with me caring if you allow your daughter play with makeup. Because I don’t. Your the parent, you call the shots. I am also a huge believer in supporting other parents in their own decisions and how they parent. We should be building each other up instead of bringing each other down. But, that topic needs its own blog post.
I just happen to be okay with my daughter playing with makeup, in fact I encourage it.
First of all, I love makeup. I always have, ever since I was in middle school. Even though I use a lot less of it now that I am a stay at home mom. I still enjoy it. (Even more so in the last few months. Almost as if I have fell back in love with my makeup.) It is only natural that my daughter would be interested. She see’s mommy doing it!
I also love that she is showing a bit more of her girly side. She tries so hard to be just like her brother, that she has turned herself into a bit of tom boy. So when she wants to paint her nails (which she has always loved to do, by the way) or play dress up with her princess dress my answer will always be YES!
It was a couple months ago when she asked me to put some of my makeup on her. She wasn’t going anywhere, so we played with some of my eyeshadow. She was in heaven and loved having bright blue eye lids.
So when I found some cheap play makeup at Walmart while Christmas shopping, I bought it for her. She was so excited when she opened it Christmas morning. I have had to keep it put up (out of sight, out of mind) otherwise it would be gone by now.
As a mom, nothing makes me happier than to make my kids happy. And playing with makeup makes her happy. Really, really happy.
But, making her happy is not why I let my little girl play with makeup. (Letting her eat candy for breakfast everyday would make her happy, but we don’t let her do that.)
I let my little girl play with make up, because it is just another creative outlet.
In a world full of video games, tablets and Kids YouTube, anything that sparks their creativity is a win for me.
Now please don’t get me wrong, she will have to have boobs before I let her leave the house with anything more than clear lip gloss on. In all seriousness, she will have to show some maturity before we allow her to express herself with makeup full time. So no, you will never find my daughter at target will a face full of makeup. Not until she can show she will be responsible with it and not make herself look like a clown. (And that’s exactly what she does now, but she is three and its adorable.)
Until that day I will enjoy our Saturday mornings sitting in front of a mirror playing with my daughter and our makeup.
Do you let your little girl play with makeup? I would truly and honestly love to hear your opinion on this. Let me know in the comments, why you do or why you don’t. And don’t forget, we are a judge free zone around here. Be honest!