We've had some trouble in the past about the lipstick. Remember?
So it shouldn't surprise me that I walked into the bathroom where I left her to wash her hands after a potty trial (that didn't result in a potty) to find her slathered in lipstick again. Not as bad, this time. She managed to confine the damage mostly to her face.
Last week my mother got her ready for some event. "Look," my kid said, "Look!". At her painted fingernails and painted toenails.
Great. Great. My kid is a diva and my mother is a rule-ignoring* enabler. Great.
My kid is totally disappointed that her fingernail polish has worn off. My mother is totally ready to paint them again. I stick to my belief that this is a slippery slope to Toddlers and Tiaras, and I want to communicate to my daughter that she is beautiful without having to don the trappings of female grooming standards at TWO YEARS OLD.
Meanwhile, she's moved on to lipstick. Which was going to be verboten until she was 16. I have a battle to fight for the next 14 years, apparently!
Thoughts on a two-year old wearing fingernail/toenail polish?
*Full disclosure: I guess I hadn't exactly set a "no painting fingernails and toenails rule. I thought the conversation we had in the bathroom the LAST TIME my mother attempted to paint fingernails, or my comments when she got the kids fingernails painted clear at the nail salon, were communication enough. So she isn't rule-ignoring as much as comment/conversation-ignoring.