Friday, September 28, 2007

Tough Question 1

Had one of those tough questions last night from my seven year old.

"Mom, why do only women wear makeup?"

Hmm . . . so many ways to answer the question.

What is he really asking?
Why does my mom wear makeup? Why do some other women wear it? Do men wear it? Is there a gender issue I'm trying to figure out (see female impersonator below)? Can I wear makeup? All the possibilities start rolling through my head.

Luckily, as often happens when I pause long enough after a question is asked, he answered it himself.

"Oh, I know it is to make girls look better. But mom, you don't need it to look better. Most people don't look better. Mom, you look good anyway. Pretty good!"

I gave him a big kiss and told him he was exactly right!

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