As a parent, you only want what’s best for your kids. You want to raise them to be confident, happy and secure. You would like to see them succeed and you hope that they never fall prey to bullying. On a smaller scale, you hope that they are able to be comfortable enough in their appearance that they don’t feel the need to alter it in anyway.
I feel that there is a LOT of pressure placed on girls to be “model perfect.” To dress a certain way, to be skinny, to be flawless. As a mom of two beautiful little girls (yes, I’m completely biased), this is something I think about a LOT. I think about what kind of example I can set to make them as comfortable as possible in their own skin. What can I teach them about the difference between beauty coming from the inside versus beauty coming from the outside?
Which leads me to my internal debate. Yesterday, as I sat in the hairdresser’s chair, watching more and more hair fall into my lap that was grey, I again questioned my decision to not get it coloured. Where is the balance between feeling good about how you look and following the pack? At what age is it okay to go grey? At what point does the grey make you look old, as opposed to distinguished?
I have never been one to follow trends. I rarely wear makeup and I’m much happier in jeans and a t-shirt than heels and a dress. I think karate is fun. I like to think that I’m comfortable with who I am, but I struggle with the grey hair. I think it’s more a matter that when I look in the mirror, I see someone who looks far older than I feel… but that just leads me back to my point about being comfortable in your own skin, no matter what. So, I think, for now, I’m just going to accept the grey and try to learn to love it. It’s the least I can do for my girls.
I would love to hear your thoughts. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.
Keep Smiling 🙂