Friday, November 30, 2012

I Mustache You a Question Mommy

"Mommy do you have one of these?" Leilani asks me pointing to her upper lip at the little faint hairs she has.

I pause for a moment, she told me before that some of her class mates have pointed out her faint mustache and told her they didn't have one.

"Yup!" I answer with certainty and honesty.
"Then why can't I see it? Do you shave it?"
"Sometimes, or I get it taken off when I get my eyebrows done."
What do you want to do about it? I ask.
I don't know, I just didn't want to be the only one with one.
"Dont worry baby you're not." I answering and smiling at her.

Like many females I have faint hairs on my upper lip. However, the teasing i got for it made me feel like I looked like Santa Clause.

The first time anything was done about it was when my mother decided to try waxing it off, herself, at home.

That was not a pleasant experience.

Over the years I would/will shave, wax, thread or Nair it off, other times it doesn't seem like a big deal to me.

My point is own up to your insecurities when it comes to your children so they can see how you deal with yours and how they don't 'make' you and won't break you. Show them how to love themselves by modeling healthy self image habits. 

If I had told Leilani no I don't have one she would have felt like she was the only one which we ALL know she isn't.