Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Girl Stuff

So you may think this is crazy, but my husband and I have had little discussions now and then about what ages our girls will be when they can wear makeup and other getting older things. Since we are still working on not sucking thumbs we have a while till we need to really worry about it. Well, the other day we sat down and wrote it down. We discussed when we thought it would be OK for our girls to get their ear's pierced, makeup, fingernails, sleepovers and such. We had to compromise a little bit but we feel good about the ages we set. Even though you may not have girls even close to these ages it's a good idea to think about it now before they ask. Then it's not something your children can have to put a wedge between your husband and wife relationship. It's always better to be on the same page with big decisions.
Here is what we decided. You may think some of these ages are too old or too young. That's why we have our own kids to decide what is best for your family.

Sleepover with a close friend- 5 years old,
Paint own nails-8 years (mostly because of the mess. We thought when they are 8 years old they can be more careful to do it on their own. Mom can still do it for them when they are younger)
Ears Piercing- 12 year old,
Make up- 14 years old.


  1. Kevin and I have talked about it too. Well except the whole painting their own nails. Strangly enough Danika hasn't even asked that. I always want to do our nails together and she could care less. As for the sleepovers we don't do them at all. We have heard to many stories. We don't even let them stay with cousins. Ear piercing is the same at 12 and Make-up we said twelve. I think I had to wait till I was sixteen. I don't know, the age may change as they get older but thats what we have said so far. We still have four more years to go :)

  2. Might want to add shaving legs...I remember that being a big issue for me growing up. So great you are already planning ahead!! We will be discussing this!

    Hey, if you do follow-up on your poll about thumbsucking, I'd love to hear ANY advice on stopping it. My daughter is 3 1/2 and is still a strong finger sucker. I'm starting to get a bit worried.

  3. My husband and I have talked about ear piercing because our three year old already has asked to get hers done! The other topics are a great idea to discuss as well.

  4. One thing about ear piercing I forgot to add is I want my girls to be old enough that they can take care of their ears and not me. Also if their too young, infections and losing earrings would not be fun to deal with.


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