I am the mom of four girls. Two boys as well, but saying that I have two boys doesn't get quite the same reaction as saying I have four daughters.
Knowing what it was like to be a teenage girl, I like to think I'm more sensitive to the "firsts" my daughters will go through, and I really have to focus on trying to make sure I'm not blase about the special moments. After all, once you've gone over the first makeup/first date/first kiss conversations, it can be a bit of deja vu to do it three more times.
But my second or third or fourth time around is still her first, and I try to keep the excitement and the energy going for each and every occasion. I try to focus on the "firsts", personalize them and make them special for each daughter.
I remember when I decided it was time for me to shave. I decided. Did you catch that? I'd asked my mother, naturally, and just as naturally, my mother said NO. So because I'm clearly thick and stubborn and I know better than, oh, just about everyone,I took her razor and went into the bathroom myself.
Sorry, Mom. You don't know this story, and you might want to stop now.
I knew nothing about the need for shaving cream, had no idea you shaved against the direction of hair growth on your legs, and, well let's just say there is a two-inch long, white scar on the outside of each of my ankles that required a hefty amount of pressure and maybe could have used a stitch or two.
I made sure when my daughters were ready to start shaving - and I've had two begin the shaving process, with a third in hot pursuit - I would make sure they know all about it. I promised to show them how to shave, encourage them to use the correct product and above all, how to avoid cutting themselves.
My girls have been fans of the Venus Embrace razor for a while now. With FIVE blades - back when I started you were hot stuff if you had two blades - plus a Ribbon of Moisture for a comfortable shave with fewer nicks and cuts, this razor not only means business but helps them achieve a close shave with a minimum of discomfort. With the Venus Embrace, I know that my girls are in good hands.
In addition to the Venus Embrace, they love the Satin Care Passionista Fruit shave gel. The fruity scent is wonderful, and the silky gel-turned-foam provides even more moisture for a smooth shave.
I know my daughters pay a lot of attention to their appearance and I want to make sure they are getting the right information from me. What are some of the ways you tackle conversations like shaving (or other tough "firsts") with your daughter? Leave me a comment to be entered to win a $50 Visa gift card, courtesy of BlogHer and Venus.
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