Charlotte is a girly girl when it comes to hair, makeup, nails, and dresses. She is however quite the boy when it comes to playing. Hot Wheels GALORE in this house and we all know she has a thing for frogs.
You can say I have the best of both worlds complete with the 3 chin stitches.
Now because her birthday is just a month off of Christmas, to say she needs no new toys is an understatement. In fact, she needs no new ANYTHING.
I was telling my DH I should take her to the salon and let her get a pedi and mani complete with some nail polish. Its something she has never done outside of playtime at home and sounds like a cool idea. At least in my head.
Sorta a mom/daughter day out. I think she would find it very special.
Then I open my email today and it has this in it…call it some great Cosmic Sign of Bad Parenting:
Tyra Show is looking for moms with kids ages 5-13 who think pampering children teaches the wrong message. Do you feel that children should not be getting manicures, pedicures, or spa treatments at a young age? Do you feel that pampering teaches them you need to be “beautified” to feel beautiful? If you are a mother AGAINST pampering, please respond ASAP – the show is next week!
Aside from the irony of The Tyra Show tackling this topic, instantly I’m like…am I bad mom? I didn’t even consider she was “too young” to go to the spa.
I was thinking it would be FUN, not damaging her psyche.
But then I started to wonder..what the hell is wrong with being beautiful? I think Charlotte is beautiful. I want her to know she is beautiful. Don’t we call that confidence? I tell her she is beautiful every day. So now if we get our nails painted we cant be smart too?
I am sure I am over thinking this.
Which probably means I’m ugly.