I just spent twenty minutes putting a full face of makeup on MY FIVE-YEAR-OLD.
Tonight is her dance recital and I know, I know….the makeup is to make their faces stand out when they are on stage since the audience is far away and it’s harder to see. Still, though, I can’t help but have issues with it.
Yesterday I mentioned putting on her makeup and she said something along the lines of, “Then I’ll be pretty!” Mama flipped her wig over that one. We had a serious talk after that about how she was pretty without makeup, prettier without it, even, and how the makeup is only for the stage so people can see her face better. I just hope it made an impression on her.


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I'm a native Californian who lives in Oklahoma. I'm a full-time student, pursuing a Bachelors in Anthropology, following which I hope to attain a Masters in Archaeology. I have three kids, one husband, no pets, and a lot of friends - most of whom live inside my computer. I love to read, write, watch tv (shut up, we can't all be brain surgeons), shop, and travel. I'm trying to set foot in all 50 states before I die. I have 38, so far. I love the Beatles and Maroon 5, and if you think those two things are incongruous, well, they are. But that's me. When I love something, I love it 100%. I don't do anything halfway. I want to know everything there is to know, so I'm trying to cram as much into my brain as I can in the short amount of time I'm allotted in this dimension.

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  1. When we did Maggie’s makeup for the first time last year, at the age of four, Jeff saw her and turned away, muttering “That’s just not right!!”. This year didn’t stun him quite so much, but he still didn’t like it. It is really weird to look at a five-year-old with an adult face……….Luckily she just sees it as part of the recital, something special she gets to do only then. She does have an interest in it, but we, too, stress that she’s pretty enough by herself and doesn’t need it. Shades of what’s to come??? Teenage years?? AAAKKKK!!!!