In the four short years of my daughter's life, I've tried hard to teach her what I think are the important things in life. To be a good person; to be respectful, kind and generous; to value and respect herself as a person. But now she's old enough to learn from what she sees and, without really realizing it, I am showing her that you can only be and feel beautiful by painting your face and nails with expensive colours and dressing in fancy clothes and shoes.
So, now it's time for me to walk the talk and show her that being beautiful and respecting yourself doesn't mean covering up with 5 layers of colours and trying out 3 different outfits and shoes every time one leaves the house! I hope the time I save everyday from not having to deal with all that will not just ease my day but, more importantly, show my daughter that looking and feeling pretty has nothing to do with the things we put on our face or bodies everyday. Instead it is in the joy of loving yourself - perfection, imperfections and all!
PS: Hubby, I should have listened all those years ago when you kept telling me I looked better without any makeup! :)