Oh the delight of having a little girl! But I debated about this one. I really did.
I rarely give myself a manicure or pedicure, but the wedding was a special occasion, so I painted my toenails (and a few days later indulged in a manicure with the bridal party).
Little Miss Two, pointing at my feet, noticed right away, “What’s that, Mom?”
Mother “Oh, I painted my toenails.”
Little Girl “Why?”
Mother “So they’ll look pretty for the wedding.”
Long pause. Debate with self: Do I really want to introduce my sweet girl to this kind of pampering at such a young age? Sure there are much bigger things to worry about (trust me, I worry about those too.), but I really don’t want to encourage vanity. Oh…it’s a special occasion…why not?
Mother “Do you want me to paint your toenails too?”
Little Girl smiles, “Yes!”
And it was a most heartwarming time for me.
So now the wedding festivities are over, but the female tendency towards beauty remains:
And you should have seen her finger nails too. She rubbed a lot of it off before I could get a picture.
I’m desperately hoping she doesn’t get any thoughts about cutting her own hair.
My little girl. I love her so.