Quite nice, mother, though I think I would have preferred blue.
Bad joke for today: This picture is literally unsuitable for High Heel Confidential. Hehe. No? Alright, let's move on.
My mom was a great one about letting her quarter-dozen daughters (her words, not mine) play with her things. Saris, make-up, jewellery, nothing was taboo. I remember spending hours with the sisters and cousins, dressing up and playing all sorts of make-believe games. I think part of Mom's Grand Plan (all parents have a Grand Plan, yes, you do too, you just don't know it yet) was to inspire confidence in her kids. She was pretty big on inspiring confidence. Giving kids freedom to mess around with grown-up stuff was part of this plan. Also, I think she may have felt that not making a big deal of things helps kids not give undue attention to them. Now I know why I never did learn to put on make-up.
Other parts of the character development plan included Encouraging Children to Play Sports and Public Speaking. Oh, and Motivating Them to Drive A Vehicle. We will not talk inappropriately about how I crashed my father's car at eighteen.
Music and Sports were the guiding lights of the parenting programme run by M's folks. Apart from sundry sporting activities, they made him learn how to play the violin for eight years.
So my question is this - did your parents propel you towards Personality Enhancement thus? How much of it do you plan to pass on to your kids (current or planned)?
I know Adi can play all he likes with my make-up, clothes and jewellery.