holidays, I had lots of occasions to get dolled up and go out. I'm a
girly girl, and I love any excuse to dress up and put on makeup. I
always imagined that I'd have a girl someday, and she'd play around with my
lipstick and blush—just like I did when I was a little girl and my mom got
dressed up to go out.
But I had two
For us, that means I don't have
anyone asking to try on my lipstick. I'm
OK with that, I really am. One thing I didn't anticipate? That my boys would be
even be interested in my makeup drawer and what I was putting on my face. You'd think having boys meant putting on makeup without being bothered.
Here's what an
evening in front of my makeup mirror usually looks like:
29. My 4-year-old son: Can boys wear makeup?
Me: Well, yes, they can if they want. And some boys like to wear makeup. But,
you're too young either way. My 4-year-old son: PUT MAKEUP ON ME
30. My 6-year-old son: But *I* can wear
cannot! You are both too young to wear makeup!]
relent. I put blush on my 4-year-old (His cheeks did, in fact, look very
rosy). I let my 6-year-old try on my lip gloss (He hated its sticky texture
and immediately started spitting it off, into the sink). I did not put any
makeup on my husband. Though, now that I think about it, who wouldn't benefit from a little under-eye