There are days when I just don't feel all that well. Last Monday was one of those days. I call my approach to rearing my children on these days "parenting of least resistance". Which is to say, that I relax and if what they are getting into isn't
d. prone to extreme staining
I probably don't put up much of a fuss. This is highly different from my normal style of parenting, which to my surprise when I became a parent is much more controlling than I thought would be. Like, "don't put those panties on your head." What kind of a rule is that? Who cares if she wants to have panties on her head? This is what my head says to me on days like last Monday. My normal voice says, "Make her get those panties off her head right now."
Anyway. On this Monday last week, this day which was definitely a "parenting of least resistance", Hallie got into my bathroom drawers and got out all my makeup. She brought it to me. I let her put it on.
My next question, of course, is that she has since had her third birthday. Um, is she still too young? If so, when is the appropriate age to start letting them wear makeup? Five? or fifteen? Oh dear, it's all so much more complicated than I thought it would be.