"ADD is like going through life carrying a one man band contraption, with a broken strap." — Julia Smith-Ruetz
Thursday, May 6, 2010
4 Year old and Makeup
So my oldest daughter Mariah has been taking ballet classes since last October. All of the practice pays of when she gets to be in the yearly recital in May. I paid for her costume back in December, and took her to practices. Well this past week when I took her I got a little slip of paper from her instructor that reads " Stage lights are extremely harsh and "wash-out" the performer's face. Heavy make-up must be worn to make the performer's facial features visible to the audience. Face: Base foundation matching skin tone. Blush - Long-Wearning medium to dark "plum" Eyes: Mascara- several coats of BLACK Eyeliner- Long-Wearing Dark BLUE on lid, Dark BROWN in crease, IVORY or Light CREAM under brow. Lips:RED long-wearing lipstick & matching liner." I have to say I was take back a bit with this. I could see some blush maybe some lipstick, but EYELINER on a 4 year old, and all the dark eye make up. I though ballet was supposed to teach my daughter how to be poised? I guess I was wrong! I am upset about doing this, but her heart will be broken if she is not allowed to be in the recital. Yes I said not allowed I was told if her costume was not in order she would not be allowed to go on stage. What kind of message are we sending to our daughters? This will be continued in my next post I would love to tell you about my experience with a pageant.