Give me a little bit of leeway in deluding myself that a little bit of superficiality wouldn’t hurt in raising my daughter into an independent, successful, confident, and strong woman. Doing girly stuff like putting a lipstick on is purely innocent and wouldn’t hurt her confidence in the future. Or how locking herself in the bathroom to play with my mascara to practice her gothic look last year is not going to hurt her one bit. Her father and I remind her all the time that she doesn’t really need makeup to be beautiful because she already is. But yah know, there are days when I slip and I completely go bananas when she mentions “makeup” after playing with cars and trucks most of the time.
A few weeks ago we had to go to the store for something so I was rushing her to get her jacket but she went to the bathroom instead so this is how the conversation went.