i was a heavy nail painter through the first year of high school (gothic black
then i turned ultra hippy /actvist and stopped useing it for the chemical reasons for about 6 years.
for the last 7 years i go through phases. sometimes its really really neat to do it, until it begins to feel like a chore, then i just quit for a while. but oops this was about kids
a few months ago when i was painting mine ds really wanted me to do his,hes three and a half. i hesitated, all this contradicting sexist thought going through my head "he cant, hes a boy""if it were a girl, i would DEfinatly not" and so on, untill i was like "sure ,why not?"
he loved it and loved blowing on his toes (couldnt bring myslef to do his fingers) and he even enjoys blowing on mine to help me out -mommas little helper
but when daddy came home and saw it, he had to take a moment to reset his sexist ideals that he was raised with as well and just sort of grinned and beard it. -toung in cheek here-
then a few weeks later i painted dss fingers and he just loved it again. daddys made his peace with it by now and is totally cool about it (he went through his little goth phase too
)but i will still embarrased when we went out and i forgot to take it off. o well,i think it might be a good thing, maybe he wont grow up being all intimadated by "girly" things?
i dunno, i dont think its a big deal, as long as it doesnt become on of those things that HAS to be done to feel good about oneself, just as an addition if you will.
i sometimes wonder if i would feel diferently if i had a girl,(and sometimes makes me wish i had one) it seems like such a different issue to address, or am i way off base?
theres a natural nail polish? cool, whats it called?
vanna's mom, my ds wont want to put it on unless its glitter too