One of the many dreadful questions your “Tweens” will ask! *SIGH*…
Yesterday, before we left to my sister’s to watch the Super Bowl Yaya and I were sitting peacefully searching through listings of a possible house to buy. Then out of nowhere she busted out with, “When Can I Start Wearing Makeup?!” O.O I held my breathe in shock and did not say a word thinking, WHAT?! Then managed to ask her why? She said, well…can I start wearing makeup in middle school?! All my friends are starting to wear it now in the 5th grade, she says.
I’m still trying to process the fact that my baby will be 11 yrs. old next month! And, umm…can we just get through the 5th grade first please?! Why is this happening so quickly?! Maybe it’s not?! :o/ Maybe I’m just secretly wanting her to stay “my baby” even though she’s really her “Papi’s (daddy’s) baby”. *SIGH*…please excuse the “freak out” session that’s going on in my head! :o/
So…yeah…I never answered her after that! Haha…I brushed it off, hoping she would forget! Lol…And…I WAS WRONG! *sigh* before we left the house she put on pink lipstick with a clear lip gloss on top. Papi, made her wipe it off agreeing to let her put very little of the clear one on since we were just going to my sister’s house. On the ride there, she hesitantly asked again because she was scared of what Papi would say probably because of him interrogating her the other day. Here take a look! Lol..
(What's up with the pink lipstick, nail polish and smell good products in your back pack?!)
Mind you, that day when I picked her up from the bustop, her lips were POPPING and she was smelling GOOD! :o/
Back to the car! He told her to speak up and say what’s on her mind. So she said, Can I Wear Makeup In Middle School?! Papi had kind of the same reaction I did, but he told her that we need to slow down a little and take this one day at a time. He said when you start middle school we will see how things go and we will go from there. We don't want you trying to go overboard or anything. smh...(this girl is growing up!)
Let me just say, we have allowed her for a while now to wear the little cute smelly chap sticks and stuff, and we do allow her to paint her nails and she does have makeup that she is allowed to put on when she is home to play with and has always washed her face when it is time to go out in public. We do not let her step one foot out with eye shadow or blush etc...
Although, she does wear mascara! Clear mascara that is! She has been for maybe 2yrs now. This is ONLY because her eyelashes are insane and go everywhere, not even an eyelash curler can help the poor girl. She would cry that they bother her, poke her in the eye, rub on them and even pull them out. I remember the day I thought, man...I'm gonna have to get this girl some mascara. I cringed! But, I went on the only mission looking for "clear mascara". I didn't even know it existed, but I figured I if they had blue then maybe just maybe someone decided to make clear, lol. I found it at Walgreen's! ;o)
I only have one kid and she makes me want to pull my hair out. I don't know how some of you do it with more?! Lol...smh...My sister has two girls and I see all the craziness they put her through all I do is pray for her and for me! LOL...
What do you think is a good age or when did you let your Tweens start wearing makeup?