Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Beauty standards


Don't let the stick obsession fool you—our little girl is having more and more girly moments these days. When I get ready in the morning, the last thing I usually do before I head downstairs is use two quick squirts of hair spray, followed by two quick spritzes of perfume. Well, you know who now requests the hairspray and "par-fume" each morning as well. So I give her hair a quick squirt, and I let her rub her wrist against my wrist after I apply my perfume.

I guess we've fallen into a bit of a routine, both in action and in words, because the other night as I tucked her in, I said, "Good night, my beautiful girl." To which she responded, in a sweet, somewhat sleepy voice, "I not beautiful. I don't have hair spray on."

It took me a second to put two and two together, but apparently after finishing our morning routine, I must say, "There you go, now you're beautiful."

I'm going to try not to to worry about the fact that I may be turning her into some sort of vapid girl fixated on her appearance, and just enjoy it for what it is—a sweet moment I get to spend with my little girl each morning. Also, I promise to draw the line at spray tanning. Toddlers and Tiaras, we're not.

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