She says: Mom, why are you wearing makeup?
She says: Because I’m getting ready for work.
She says: Oh, does it make you feel pretty?
She says: Sometimes… But makeup isn’t what makes us beautiful is it?
She says: Nooooo!
She says: That’s right. What do you think makes someone beautiful?
She says: Pretty dresses.
She says: You know what I think makes someone beautiful?
She says: What?
She says: When someone is nice to people, and helps other people smile.
She says: And makeup! … Just kidding. *laughs*
Right now anything sparkly, glittery, yellow or shiny catches her eye as beautiful. As she gets older I’m sure her idea of beauty will evolve, but I hope she always remembers (with my help) that true beauty lies within.
One discussion we tend to have a lot is about hair. Oh the curly hair struggle. I talk more about deciding to stop straightening my hair and wear my curls in their natural state with my little girl in this video.
*This post is sponsored by Dove. All opinions (and typos) are my own.