Saturday, October 11, 2008

Advice to My Nieces

Do you remember when putting on make up was FUN?

When your lip color came from a cellophane pack of 6 bonnie bell tubes and little gloss pots of lip glosses in sugary colors?

I couldn't WAIT to dig into my stocking at Christmas because my mom would always stick those bonnie bell glosses and such in there, and i was, well, snort, like a kid at Christmas. As i got older, bonnie bell morphed into Clinque. And then eventually Estee Lauder and Victoria's Secret. (Hey, every woman should be part lady part tramp vamp.)

I still get palpitations when Christmas rolls around and all the gifts with purchase hit the counters at Macy's.

I think my niece has gotten the bug.

This is what she did to occupy herself Saturday during my boys' soccer game:

Isn't that the GREATEST lip palette EVER?? Seriously...look closely...those are LIPS holding the gloss - CUTEST.THING.EVER.

Come on, you know as well as I do that if you got to pull out an artist's pallete of frosty lip glosses and cool blue eyeshadows and it didn't matter that you looked like a Walgreen's hooker, you'ld be all dolled up at work EVERYDAY.

Well, my dear sweet girls - it's official, you're girly girls and I think it's wonderful. As you grow into young women, embrace your femininity, it's a beautiful thing. Love your body, love getting dressed up and enjoy all of those little pots of wonder. Just know with or without those magic bottles and glosses, you're still amazing.

I saw these words below, and while you're too young to care now, eventually it will matter to you what some young man thinks. I feel lucky enough to have found someone that does all of these things and you're special enough to hold out for someone like this - always keep this in mind:

“Find a guy who calls you beautiful instead of hot, who calls you back when you hang up on him, who thinks you're just as pretty without makeup on, who will lie under the stars and listen to your heartbeat, or will stay awake just to watch you sleep... wait for the boy who kisses your forehead, who wants to show you off to the world when you are in sweats, who holds your hand in front of his friends, One who is constantly reminding you of how much he cares and how lucky his is to have you.... The one who turns to his friends and says, 'that's her.' "


Diva Ma said...

Those are the best words I read in a long time. THAT is surely something I want to pass on to my Miss Missy. Thanks for the post!

Rose said...

My youngest granddaughter (8) really loves to play with make-up; her older sister (11) never got into it. But they both love being girls, having their hair and nails done and picking out cute outfits. It's important to be a person, of course, but one who also embraces one's femininity and celebrates the differences.

Love those words of advice. My dad always used to hold hands with my mom as we walked into church. I loved that. Now tell me where a 54-year-old grandmother (who is beautiful and loves to hold hands) finds him? LOL!

Liz said...

What a precious girl! Loved this post.

Carolyn...Online said...

I love that quote. So true! And that curly little brunette? I want to put her in my pocket and head to the nail salon.

PAT said...

Wonderful words of advice! Beautiful post!

My four year old granddaughter loves to play dressup, including makeup and nail polish.