My 8 year old daughter recently started liking makeup... sometimes at home she will put on a little bit of the little girl eyeshadow or lipstick ( the cheap kind that you get in the toy aisle) ... but at the end of the school year she found my light colored shimmer eyeshadow, and wanted to wear it, I seen no problem with it, because you could barely tell it was on, unless the right amount of light hit her eyelid, and then you could see the shimmer.... and of course there was never any problems or complaints...
Well I am involved with volunteer work pertaining to school activities... and during the summer they have activities for the kids to do ( kind of like a little carnival) ... well while there I ran into a teacher and started chatting, and she told me ( in a snobby way) that she was aware my daughter was wearing eyeshadow during school... and I still not thinking anything of it, kind of did a little laugh and said " yeah she is into that now, she even wanted to add glitter to her tball uniform" .. well she got an actual attitude ( her hand was on her hip and she just had one of those looks on her face) and said " well you know a girl her age should not be encouraged to wear makeup, you are just encouraging her to grow up and think beauty is everything , the next thing you know she will want to be in a beauty pageant" ...
Ok, first of all, even if my daughter wanted to be in a beauty pageant, that is up to us,( even if I would prefer her NOT to want to be in one) it is not illegal, and if we put her in a pageant, why is that buisness of hers? Second, I always wore makeup, I remember watching my mom put hers on and at the age of 8 i carried lip gloss on me at all times...and i was in no way obbsessed with beauty and the way I look, I never dreamed of being in a beauty pageant or anything else like that.. I just thought it was fun ( and I liked licking my lips lol ) ... Actually if it wasnt for me liking the makeup I wouldnt have went to cosmetology school, and now have a great career that I love ( and make enough money to donate to this certain summer activity) ...
But of course I didnt ramble on and say all of that, and I just simply said " well we think it is OK if she wants to experiment with a little bit of makeup right now, besdies it isnt in the handbook that she cant is it?" ...her answer was " no, but still..." , and then I just saidwell I have to go, and walked away..
But really, this bugs me so much... I am not saying it is ok for my little girl to go to school in a full face of makeup and a tube top ( because the way she talked, you would think this is what she did) .. in fact i already had a talk with her and the only makeup she is aloud it wear right now is the light colored shimmer and lipgloss.. in jr. high she can try other colors of eyeshadow ( but not wear a ton ) ... and then high school she jump right into the makeup pool...but STILL, is it really this teachers ( who wasnt my daughters teacher) buisness if my daughter wore some makeup ( she didnt even know by looking at her until one of my daughters friends said something about it , loud enough for the teacher to hear) ...
Asked by Anonymous at 6:22 PM on Jun. 21, 2011 in Parenting Debate
Answer by gemgem at 6:27 PM on Jun. 21, 2011
Answer by DianeMary at 6:29 PM on Jun. 21, 2011
Answer by daughteroftruth at 6:33 PM on Jun. 21, 2011
i allow my 8 year old to play with lip gloss and stuff at home and i think it fine how ever i don't let her wear it to school ever as we not a stickied school uniform
but i have the other prob my mil keep getting my girl nail sets i think she to young for stuff like that and i get told I'm being mean one of my sil to her upstairs when i was chatting to mil and did her nails it was a Sunday so i had to get the bloody stuff off before school and to top it off sil told her to tell me she was allowed to wear it to school so i was the big Meany and and to tell her no and take it off them a few months later sd came home with a big bad of nail stuff sil did not want grr dh has 3 sister and 3 brothers
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