Saturday, February 2, 2013

Whenever I wake up, before I put on my make up

I say a little prayer for you. And for me. And for Evelyn. This cute girl got a make up kit for Christmas from Santa. And Santa did not consult me in his choice. Eve was adorable because she felt the wrapped present and tried to figure out what it was and she carried it around with her, promising not to open it before it was time. I was freaked out when I saw it at first and in my freaked outedness, I defaced the make up kit. And I shouldn't have, but my point was that make up is not necessary for beauty. I wrote with permanent marker to make a sentence about the character on the front. Barbie...studies her scriptures every day. The part I regret is Barbie...isn't as pretty as Evelyn. I shouldn't have made it a comparison competition. What I meant was that you can spend time on the inside and outside of who you are, but if you only focus on the outside, you will not be happy. The light of Christ will make you pretty. Make up will not make you pretty. Says the mother that does not wear any. Taught by the gammie that wisely got someone other than her (a friend that sold Avon) to give us makeovers and teach us that the point of make up was to make it look like you weren't wearing any. I have obviously neglected to pass that lesson on to my daughter or nieces, but I do have a strategy. Green light, all the make up you want now and hopefully it will lose it's appeal later. Like the earrings I begged for but the holes have grown over, after not wearing any for almost 15 years. So I thought they had grown over, but my friend gave me earrings recently and I discovered that they totally didn't grow over. And that would basically be the best present I could ever give my children - for them to see me wearing earrings and get the chance to pull on my earrings. Which is why I bought all of my Christmas jewelry at Walmart. Out of 4 pieces, 2 were destroyed by my babies. So I didn't cry at all when the bracelets were broken. Just scooped up the pieces and put them in a bottle so they could have treasure for their map. Because you're only a kid once. Here's some darling girls, Barbie included.

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