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|How have any single dads dealt with make-up for their teenage daughters?|
I just wanted to trespass ....The reason my dh doesn't like to post here......... .
..I just wanted to trespass for a minute and point out that this is the Dads forum. The reason my dh doesn't like to post here is that if he tries to ask the other Dads a question, a bunch of moms respond....
not a single dad, but I have a daughter (though she is still a baby). DW and I have talked about this. Both of us came from families where the mom wore little to no make-up and the girls still went through a "buckets of makeup" phase.
Personally I think make-up is not a battle I will choose. In the grand scheme of things I think we can send a bad message about appearences when we panic about this or that. I would much rather my daughter go around "looking like a clown" than risk her feeling like I don't respect her. Even when our intention is to say "you look nice without any alteration" the intended message can very easily get spoiled in her perception.
But of course I think rebellious teenagers are adorable and I am actually looking forward to our kids experimenting with their own style and self-expression hah even if it means loads of lime green eye shadow (or whatever). We think it is too too cute when we see a group of the living dead wandering the mall, each attempting to be more daring with the makeup, top hats, safety pins, and hairdye than the next.
Lisa, lucky mama of Kelly (3/93) , Emma (5/03) , Evan (7/05) , & Jenna (6/09)
Loving my amazing dh, James & forever missing Aaron Ambrose (11/07)
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