When I think of "Dress-Up....I think girly. I think dresses and make-up...not exactly costumes. I remember as a girl wanting to wear make-up and dying to wear "high heeled shoes"...and when I did...I was in my element. I love dressing up...while I dont seem to very often...it seems only on rare occasions....I love the way it makes me feel:)
These top two are not my Foto Friday pics...because I did not take them...but they are very special to me. These are my girls, Esther and Gayle, and while I dont let them wear make-up on a regular basis...this was an exception...we were getting a family picture taken, and we wanted to look our best...and Gayle even wore high heeled shoes:) So just for a moment...my kids feel like I did when I was young, and wanted to wear things that made me feel like I was "bigger"....I like that feeling and so do my girls...but today at school....there is no make-up...just ponytails :)
This was a very special day for Esther. This was the "Me and My Valentine Dance" at school. She came home and asked her Father to be her date, and ran to her closet to pick out the dress she would wear. It was a rather worn dress, with a small hole under the arm. On that day, I did her hair and her make-up ...and then she put on her dress. Cory came in with a big package all wrapped up and she opened it up and it was a beautiful red and black gown...with sparkly black shoes! She was so proud of how she looked..and Cory even got her a wrist corsage. Now...I am not telling this story to say how wonderful my husband is...although he is. I am telling this part only because it is important for Fathers to show their daughters that they are beautiful...important...worthy...LOVED! Someday they are going to grow up...and the person that they marry should be someone who thinks those same things. I wouldnt mind at all if my daughter married someone exactly like her father....
So...For me "dress up" is also a feeling....feeling good about yourself...and sometimes making your daughters feel glamourous...even if they are 7 and 5 :)
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