Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Models and Make-up

"Mommy, why don't you put on make-up?" asked my little girl.

I don't wear make-up. I only put on some during special occasions like weddings and weddings and weddings (Hmm... the last wedding I attended was more than a year ago). Sometimes I put on a light lip stick or lip gloss when I go to church. Most of the time my face is free of cosmetics. My daughter's question really disturbed me. Do I look horrible now that I'm nearly 40?

"Why? Don't I look pretty without make-up?" I asked her.

"You're pretty but you need make-up to be prettier. When I'm big I want to put make-up too." 

I felt that in her own way my daughter is asking for my assurance that it is okay to put on make-up. If I am doing it then she can do the same. It made me realize how important it is to be a good role model for my children. They believe that everything they see me do is worth emulating. I should be very careful in what I do and say and not let Barbie teach my kids how they should act and live their lives.

(Don't grow up too fast my dears. Enjoy your childhood years. Once they are gone you can never have them back.) 

Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.
Proverbs 31:30