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Friday, 27 May 2011

The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea...

What is it with 8 year olds.......well 8 year old girls, and more importantly My 8 year old daughter!

This morning I was getting Jack dressed and I asked her if she'd brushed her teeth, "oh no, I forgot". Better that I ask her now than just as we are getting into the car (as happened yesterday with both her & her brother thinking they had got away with it). She then started talking at high speed (as she often does when she's excited about something that she's done) about Just Dance on the Wii and by the look of her I thought she'd been huffing & a puffing throwing some shapes this morning - and she knows the rules, no Wii or DS before school !

So then my next thought was that she was coming down with something - Scarlatina first came to mind, her cheeks looked as though they had been slapped so hard I was surprised that she was being so jovial. I couldn't be doing with another trip to the doctors and more sick kids this week, so in between removing nappy & wiping I called her over for a closer inspection "are you feeling ok, you don't feel hot, is it sore".....

"I put a bit of blusher on"

In runs her brother for a laugh look, just as I'm saying "get in there and wash it off" !

And then, just as she's leaning over for a kiss before she gets out of the car at the school I notice smudges under her eyes and her lips are a very shiny shade of pink!

My God, my 8 year old daughter is wearing make-up to school, I don't even wear make-up on a night out and here she is wearing it to school. I didn't think I would have to deal with these situations just yet. I knew I should've kept that Girl's World!  Unfortunately she does need a few lessons in the art of applying it so that she doesn't look 'clown like', but would this be encouraging her to wear it more......aggghhh I'm caught between the devil & the deep blue sea!

Image: Arvind Balaraman /

1 comment:

  1. Multiple Mummy27 May 2011 at 14:04

    ahh I feel for you, this is tricky and I don't know how I will feel when Little Madam is eight! Maybe you could try to take the novelty away by saying you can play grown ups at home and have girly time showing her make up, what you wear and applying it, but it is not for out of the house yet until she is older, you decide what age you feel is best (although you might be pushing 27!) and then if she feel she can play around at home, but knows the rules outside then she might not be so keen. Also you could give her a clear lipbalm so she feels she is applying something but it is only chap stick! x



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