probably won't be a good thing....
in the end.
Bill and I have over the span of 11 years of parenting,
been all for letting the kids try things on their own
when they have asked - within reason of course.
We both grew up knowing at a fairly young age
that it was a necessity to become strong and independent.
And we totally want that for our kids.
That being said, we all know that loosening the ties,
can create havoc sometimes. Messes we end up having to clean,
things being broken, boo boo's needing bandages...
you get my point.
So yesterday, we were very surprised to come upon one
of those examples of our kids trying to be independent.....
I actually love the pampering of something so simple as nail painting.
But there just comes a time when they want to try to do
this on their own. Get their hands dirty,
experience the little sting from nail polish remover,
the tickling of nail filing.
But the end result - oh, so pretty though.
Yup, that's my
Painting his own toenails.
Without asking us.
In Gap underwear.
Sitting on the coffee table.
He was not happy with the end result.
He kept telling me his feet were dirty and he
wanted me to wash them.
I see by this picture, too, that I should have
used a little more polish remover when
taking off THE BLACK POLISH he asked me to put
on over the weekend, huh???
3 year old
red nail polish