My littlest one Kasey has always been into all things pretty. Even at two she is already demonstrating the classic curly haired syndrome of wanting straight hair. It likely doesn't help that her older sister has long straight hair. Kasey is always trying to sneak a brush to brush out her curls and saying she wants long beautiful hair like her sister. May I also say that her older sister wants the curls and keeps brushing out Kasey's curls in an attempt to take them away from her. Yes at 2 and 4 years old the hair wars have begun.
But something else has been tugging on my heart strings and it happened on the cruise. We were getting ready to leave our room and Kasey was lagging behind in front of a floor length mirror. She pointed at her birth mark on her cheek and asked what it was. We told her it was a birth mark and that it was beautiful. Kasey told us she didn't like it and wanted it taken off. That one little sentence tugged at my heart. She is two and already not liking something about herself. I hardly notice the mark anymore, its as much a part of her as her eyes and I think its beautiful. Like Cindy Crawford's mole on her cheek. Well yesterday I found Kasey in front of the mirror again starring at it with this sad look in her eyes. I came up to her and kissed it and told her how it was a beauty mark. We talked for a bit about it and sure enough her older sister then started to whine about how she wanted one! Never fails, you want what you do not have. But like magic now Kasey adores her mark, knowing her sister can't have it. LOL
I tucked Kasey into bed last night and kissed her beauty mark :)