First Mommy-Daughter Pedicure

First Mommy-Daughter PedicureFrom the moment of her birth, I knew that my daughter was very much like me. From her stubbornness to her independent streak, she is a little girl after my own heart. She may have her daddy wrapped about her little finger, but she is definitely her mother’s daughter.

Except for the time during which I am out of the house and at work, my daughter and I spend most of our time together. She helps me with chores around the house. I play with her and read to her. She helps me prepare lunch and other foods. I brush her hair and help her wash her hands. My daughter also loves watching me get ready for work. She stands at the gate in the doorway while I put on my makeup and do my hair in the bathroom.

As I have written many times before, I am a lip balm addict. My daughter seems to have inherited my addiction. Over the past several weeks, she has become obsessed with putting on lip balm too. I even gave her one of my organic lip balms for her to play with during diaper changes.

My daughter is also fascinated with the nail polish that I put on my toes. The other day while I was taking off my old nail polish, my daughter kept pointing at her toes. To oblige her, I used a clean cotton ball to “clean” her toenails. She excitedly looked at her toes and even showed her daddy when he got home from his office that night.

Then, the other day while I was getting ready for work, I repainted my toenails, this time with silver polish. My daughter stood in the doorway looking wistfully at me. I finally asked her if she wanted me to make her toes pretty too. She excitedly said yes. I set her up on my bathroom counter with her toes in my sink. I carefully applied a coat of polish to her tiny toenails and then used my hair dryer to dry the polish.

My daughter was so excited about her pretty toes. She kept looking at the silver polish the rest of the day and happily showed her pedicure off to her daddy. She is definitely her mother’s daughter. And I am definitely excited about our first mommy-daughter pedicure. Although I do not want her to grow up too fast, I am excited to share more and more activities with my little girl!

What kinds of parent-child activities do you share with your kiddos?

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First Mommy-Daughter Pedicure © 2013 Heather Johnson

Heather Johnson

Heather Johnson is a mother, wife, writer, librarian, and linguist. She earned a BA in English studies with a minor in creative writing from Illinois State University in May 2007, an MS in library and information science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in May 2009, and an MS in English studies with an emphasis in linguistics at Illinois State University in December 2011.

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