I caught my husband teasing Harry yesterday for having nail polish on his toes. They were on their way to football practice and Lee was helping Harry with this socks & football boots. He was only kidding and meant no harm but I asked him not to say it again.My husband travels a lot for his job so during the week it’s just me & the kids.Like most mummies, I don’t get a second to myself and both Charley & Harry stalk me around the house. They watch me shower, they watch me wee and they watch me get ready for work and put my make up on each day. Charley has already started to mimicking me putting blusher on, so with all this time together it’s only natural Harry wants to join in the fun. So here’s the 5 reasons my son wears nail polish.
1.Because He Wants To!
I don’t ask Harry if he wants to have his nails painted. He asks me.He thinks it’s cool and if Johnny Depp can rock painted nails in Pirates of the Caribbean why can’t a 4-year-old?
2. It’s a Form of Self-Expression
Harry doesn’t just wear any old polish he likes to carefully weigh up his options and choose the colour/colours ( Multi coloured is a bit hit at the moment) .He also has very good taste in nail polish as my £1 Primark polishes are often overlooked in favour of £15 Dior colours.
3.It’s Our 1-1 Bonding Time
Before Charley was born me & Harry had endless hours of 1-1 time, watching films or at the zoo or just enjoying a kick around at the park. Now with Lee away, me working 4 days and a very active 1-year-old to look after, mine & Harry’s 1-1 time is limited. So after putting Charley down to sleep at 7 p.m I often jump in the bath or the shower and Harry will join me for a chat. He thinks all my lotions & potions are fascinating and while we are getting ready for bed I see no harm in bonding over a bit of pampering.
4.It’s Teaching him to take look after himself
Just like brushing his teeth or washing his face our little bonding sessions are teaching Harry to look after himself.He may not need deodorant or moisturiser now but I am teaching him the importance of looking after himself for later life.
5.Because He’s 4 & Why The Hell Not?
Harry is in reception class at school and the whole year’s curriculum is based on learning through play.One of Harry’s favourite toy’s is the wooden kitchen where he can often be found making a cup of tea or cooking up some delicious pretend food.The kids are encouraged to dress up in whatever they like and just enjoy being kids. So why when he come home would I not carry this ethos on?
I am raising both my children to be whoever they want to be. Harry is a very keen footballer and Charley loves her dolls but if tomorrow Harry asks to rock a tutu to Tesco’s or in 2 years Charley decided she wants to take up rugby then so be it.Our roles on this Earth is to guide our children not stunt their growth because of other’s views.
”YOU ARE THE BOWS FROM WHICH YOUR CHILDREN AS LIVING ARROWS ARE SENT FORTH” BY KAHLIL GIBRAN”
What’s your view? Does your little boy enjoy dressing up as Elsa and your little girl Buzz Lightyear or do you prefer your boys to be boys and your girls to be girls? Comment Below