Let me start out by saying not everyone is going to agree with this, I am okay with that. I said I wouldn't ever do it...and then today happened. I guess that is why they say "Never say never!"
Let us start at the beginning...
Our Van has very hairy legs. Even though she is blonde, her hair on her legs after the long summer is very noticeable. She has attempted to shave her legs once, but it was a long time ago.
This morning she woke up, and came to snuggle with me on the couch. We all know what a shaved leg feels like after a few days...yup, that is what I was feeling on Van. Weird. I question her "did you shave your legs?" she responds "no." Mmm, that's odd. I can tell on her face she is hiding something. When I give her the "Mom look" she crumbles..."Mom, I cut my hairs with my scissors!" I instantly wonder why of course, and her response was what really got me "I was wearing a skirt, and it didn't look good."
I waited for Paul to wake up to discuss with him, and decide what to do.
After much thought, we decided that I would shave Van's legs.
She was one happy girl, and proudly annouced to Paul that her legs had been shaved.
Paul and I were in shock that things like this happen so young.
Yes, we could have decided to not let her start shaving so young, but I also want her to not be embarassed by things that are easily fixed. Maybe she won't think about doing it again, but if she does she will know that she doesn't have to hide it from us...
This parenting gig is hard.