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Wednesday, November 07, 2007

a million things

it has been a while... i have been busy.
So, all you beauty friends... i have a 4 yr old that looks like this:

she has the most beautiful BIG eyes... but so many times right after someone says what beautiful eyes she has, they comment on her UNIBROW! i once tried to take her to a salon, but they said i should just leave it. ANYWAYS, i have been using VEET for sensitive skin to make it look like this:
am i a bad mom for doing this? i am not wanting her to be some beauty queen or anything... but am i crossing the line here? i am a very low maintanence person, and i dont want to make her feel like she needs to do a million things to make herself beautiful... i am a hypocrite i know! should i just leave it and let her do it when she asks me? or is having 2 eyebrows considered a necessity? i think she is beautiful no matter what... i just dont like the attention on her eyebrow when it should be on her cute dimple/smile/eyes etc. would you guys do it too? or should i just leave it alone????

24 comments:

Valerie said...

Continue the veet! She'll thank you for it when she's older and is looking back at old pictures. Trust me...I know I look back and wonder sometimes what my mother was thinking when she did or did not do my hair (LOL)

Texas Mommy said...

If people are commenting on it, I would continue to do it too. I think she is cute just the way she is. She will probably be happier knowing that you did something about it though. I know I would be glad if my mom had done it for me.

Meredith said...

I think you're just fine! I imagine I'll be doing that before too long too with Sydney - she got a LOT of Breinholt genes which means 'unibrow' is probably in there somewhere, goody! :) Good idea with the Veet, I'll remember that! :)

Amy said...

What a great idea....I have know a lot of people who could have used veet. Unibrows rock:)

The important thing is to tell her it is just part of the grooming of being a lady....then she won't feel like a hairy beast. She will think everyone does the hair removal in private and doesn't talk about it. you are such a great mom to take care of it early. Before she is an awkward 11 yr old and trying to figure out the world around her. You are smart! I say this cause I was way awkward and my mom took the "oh well she is who she is" route and I was made fun of:)

CDHowey said...

I have totally waxed Ashlyn's eyebrows... She doesnt have a UNI like Charity... but I figure while I am getting mine if she wants to see what it is like... and if MICAN has time we get it done (thank goodness for a sis in law who does waxing at home) Charity looks like she is SMILING better in the Halloween pic... We Miss your kids.. They are all cute.. Unibrow and all!!

Jennifer said...

At least she can never complain when she is older. I think the best way to show off beautiful eyes is to have great brows so kudos to you! Anything that prevents others from making fun or feelings getting hurt when they are so young and impressionable I am PRO that. Hence my nose job! Therefore if I have a daughter one day and heaven forbid she has a big nose you can count on me starting the NJ fund on her behalf.

Amy said...

She is so cute! Either way. But, I love what Amy says about keeping it casual & not a big deal as if everyone does the same thing. I think you set a good example for her so I don't see her having a bad self image one day or over-compensating with too much makeup, surgery, etc.

Hey, the natural look is best, but sometimes we need a few enhancements to detract/show off our great features.

Stacie said...

i would do it too. as long as you keep it low key and make it just part of her "grooming" routine, like cutting nails, baths, brushing teeth, and all that, i don't think she'll feel anything but GRATITUDE when she gets older. she is beautiful either way though.

Katie said...

What a good idea. It works great and looks great, no harm done...so why not. She has such gorgeous brown eyes!

Meredith said...

I think you are good. I would do the Veet. Im sure you are doing it and saying it in a way that she isnt thinking "crap my mom thinks I have a uni, that must be bad" She will thank you later for it :)

Amy said...

Hey! Have you heard of threading? I forgot all about it, until I read my friend Laurie's blog & she was talking about it today. How weird...eyebrows are the thing, I guess. But, anyways...hair grows back lighter/thinner...lasts longer. Maybe an option? The biggest plus is that it's not supposed to hurt.

Here's the link to her blog & you can read about it:
http://www.laurieturk.blogspot.com/

Leisha said...

Rachel has such dark, black hair that I sometimes can see a little 'mustache' around her mouth and I use this tiny little pen-shaped razor that Jared has for cleaning up his sideburns, etc. and I just zip any hairs away! I often feel like you do, "Should I just not care?"...but it's such a little thing really and if it can keep any unnecessary attention being paid to something small, then I'm all for it! Either way she's a doll!

Courtney said...

Just thought you would like to know that I TRUELY didn't even noticed Charity's "unibrow" until I started reading what you wrote. I was just admiring her GORGEOUS eyes and thougth that was what the post was all about. :) She's beautiful!

The Farnsworth Family said...

go for the veet! Charity is such a doll with or without it but why keep it :) I should start doing it with Chasey. You gotta love those Allen genes

GregHansenfam said...

I think moms always know best!

Matt, Karin and Sienna said...

She does have beautiful eyes and to be honest, I never noticed the unibrow. Maybe you started veet already.

I wouldn't worry. You aren't hurting her by using it and if she's lucky her hair will stop growing in there! :) I have a funny story about that though... I tried something similar and ended up with no eyebrows.

Chunky Monkey said...

I want to put my two cents in since I am in this field of work:)It is FINE to wax.Just be careful that you dont wax too far out.Where her brow should start is where the corner of her eye lines up.I would let it be a little more bushy and go in a little more than not because she is still little.As she gets older the hair will eventually disappear if you keep taking it away.My brow clients are usually the ones that have overtweased their brows and need them tattooed on.I am sure she will never have that problem though but if she does i am here:)

Anonymous said...

Personally - I am feeling lines in the brow a la Vanilla Ice or Dylan McKay

Heidi said...

Ooooo--good idea! Ivy also suffers from the unibrow ailment, and I have been plucking it (she calls it "ouchies"), so now you've saved my daughter some pain! Thanks!

Jeff (Brother in Law) said...

You are a bad mom. If God wanted her to have 2 different eyebrows, he would have done it himself. Now she will probably get sunburn or windburn in that empty spot on top of her nose.

May God have mercy on your soul for changing his perfect creation.

Amy said...

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sonnyandbeth said...

You crack me up-you did the right thing!
But I want to know who makes comments on a little girls unibrow?

Heather Rogers said...

Keep with the veet! I also think she will appreciate it at an older age. Her eyes are so stunning and why take the attention off of them. SHE'S A BEAUTY QUEEN!!!

Mary Kay said...

My kids also inherited some "great" brows, and we started waxing Camille at 12. Every time we do, she thanks me for being the kind of mom that will help her brows look their best. The other girls will start waxing at 12, too, unless they beg before that.

I don't know if anyone can help with this knowledge, but I've heard that tweezing and waxing actually will gradually thin the hair permanently, whereas Veet and shaving don't?

Anyhoo, way to go, mom!