I'm not talking about Joe, or me. I'm talking about my sweet 8 year old daughter Winter.
Recently she has started to ask me when she can start shaving her legs. She has very blond hairs, but they are long. I know exactly how she feels. Except that I didn't feel that way until I was at least 12 years old. I don't think I even noticed my leg hairs before that. But I do remember that when I was ready to shave, I got embarrassed about the hair. It was blond too, but also long. My mom kept telling me that if I shaved, it would grow in darker, and that I would regret shaving. It never grew in darker, and I never regretted shaving. I've gotten a little more lacks about my shaving habits the past few years, especially during the winter months.
I know there are some strong opinions out there about these kinds of issues. What I'm trying to figure out myself, is what the negatives are.
It'll take time, but if she wants to spend it, fine.
maintaining "young girl" innocence: ?? is that really an issue?
So here I sit, wondering if I would be such a horrible mom for saying yes. If it'll boost her confidence, what's the big deal? I was glad to get rid of my jungle...
5 weeks ago