B: Mommy do you have that stuff?
Me: (Without opening my eyes) No dear I don't have any of that makeup.
B: You should get some....it does good things to your cheeks....
B: It keeps your cheeks from cracking (with this remark I open my eyes to see her using her hands to try to push her cheeks up as if to demonstrate for me).
B: It gets all the bad stuff off your cheeks.
B: (In an even more convincing tone with a hint of gentleness and concern) You have some bad stuff.
With this remark, I didn't say a word but looked her right in the eye to see if she would further explain, which she did....
B: You have these, and she pointed to a small mole I have on my neck.
PHEW! I was relieved that she didn't point to my age spots or wrinkles....of course I guess "keeping your cheeks from cracking" does imply wrinkles.
Apparently I need some Bare Minerals, and some hair dye (remember my NOT ME MONDAY post)! What I have yet to tell these precious little girls is that they could be part of the reason I have gray hair and my cheeks are cracking....hmmmm.....go figure.
On the flipside, my daughters do pay me compliments very often; so I guess a few "helpful" critiques aren't the end of the world when they are done so in such a loving and kind way. If some gray hair and cracked cheeks are results from motherhood, I'll take them anyday; hopefully it will just show that I am aging with grace!