I never thought I would let my three year old put on makeup but here I am laughing at pictures of her putting it on. She loves the transformation aspect of it and I think it makes her feel like a big girl. When i tell her she can’t play with makeup she just imagines makeup and uses other objects. Last night, she used corn to apply ketchup lipstick. It was cute but disgusting.
I never wanted my daughter to play with makeup because I thought it would teach her that she was less than awesome and make her grow up to be insecure. I’ve noticed it has the opposite effect. It makes her feel good to take the time to pamper herself even if the makeover is make believe.
So let’s file this under the growing list of things I said I would never let my daughter do that she now does on a daily basis…. this list is getting very long.