Friday, February 5
No, I mean, really washing her face. Like with SOAP and everything!!
All I could see were these two little green eyes peeking out from a haze of purple lather.
She has never washed her face like that before ~ EVER.
In fact, she hates washing her face. She will take one little corner of the cloth and barely dab it on her cheeks and call it done, but there she was all bubbled up, and lovin' it ... WTF???
After rinsing it all off, cheeks rosy from all the rubbing and scrubbing, soap residue still stuck to her left nostril, she looked up at me with hopeful eyes....
"Mommy, does my skin look clean and smooth?"
"Umm, yeah. Pretty much the cleanest face EVER. Why the sudden love of soap?"
" Cuz Jeremy said pretty girls have clean smooth skin."
I don't know about you ... but
A five year old BOY giving beauty tips to my daughter?!?!
This is all it took for her to wash her face?
When do we lose our power of persuasion over our children?
Am I destined to have a child just like I was ... ?(nothing was true my mother told me until I heard it from someone else)
Is this a single parent thing?
Does this make me an ineffective, bad mother?
Do we all question our parenting skills to this degree, or is it just me being overly-sensative and neurotic over the simple act of washing her face?
Should I just be thankful that something gave her the incentive; or be concerned that she is doing it for the wrong reasons?
Just sayin' . . .