Life is hard. What can make it better? Lipstick!
It does if you’re Maizie.
The first thing she does when she gets up is puts on a thick coat of lipstick. Before she even leaves her room, she’s gussied herself up for the breakfast table.
I must say, I have visions of her rolling over, grabbing a hand mirror and slathering the bright colors on before her feet even hit the floor, but I know this is not true (the mirror is in pieces).
I can’t pinpoint when the obsession with lipstick started, but if you ever get a peek in her purse it’s full of lipsticks, glosses and lipliners.
One might think, who cares? Well the caveat is…she’s only ten years old and in fourth grade.
She LOVES make-up! That’s what she wanted for Christmas and her brother and sister obliged.
She goes to school with her lipstick on. As a matter of fact, she doesn’t leave the house without her lipstick.
On occasion she will try to go to school with eyeshadow and blush, but that gets washed off before we leave the house. Her big question is…When can she wear mascara? I told her not until she can drive.
I see the looks other parents give us when she’s sporting her Kelly Osbourne look, but you know what, if it makes her happen and gives her some confidence, I’m fine with it.
She has a serious anxiety disorder and if lipstick helps her cope, so be it. No one at school has said anything to her, so as long as her trademark colored lips are accepted, she’ll keep wearing it.
Watch as her rule for playing in the snow is that Teddy COULD NOT mess up her lipstick!