We’ve decided that a synonym for Fall in Tennessee is Rain. We’ve had lots and lots of rainy days. So the last time we were at the grocery store, we treated ourselves to some new nail polish. Sammi helped me pick out two colors. We chose a pretty pink and a purple-tinted, sparkle-filled polish.This is a great rainy day activity, particularly with bright colors that make it feel like there’s sunshine inside.
I’ve been letting Sammi paint my nails for quite some time and it’s so amazing how much she has improved. It’s still a bit thick in areas ans we’re working on making smooth strokes, but she can completely cover the nail with polish.Sometimes even the skin, too. But it rubs off easily in a day so I never worry about cleaning it up.
This activity definitely goes smoother for us when I don’t care how my nails turn out. I’ve had a lot of fun showing off my imperfectly painted nails and going on about how Sammi did it all by herself. As a proud mama, I’m giving her confidence to keep trying and with experience she improves. I have gotten some looks when they were really clumpy but when I brag on Sammi doing it, I usually get smiles and ahs.
This is not an activity just for little girls! Even little boys need practice painting and they are just as interested in doing what mommy does as little girls. Don’t let daddy give you or your son grief about letting him paint your nails. It is healthy for all children to imitate the behavior they see as a way of developing skills and finding their own place in life. Not to mention there is something endearing about Brent painting my nails for me when I’m pregnant and not feeling very pretty. I’m glad he already knew how 🙂