I have a horrible confession. I used to watch Teen Mom, like the very first ones, when they came out. I was pregnant with Annika at the time and lazy so I would sit and eating my brownies and watch the show.
There's one mom that I've seen online recently that waxed her 3 year old's uni-brow. I guess it's causing a huge "outrage".
I don't get it. If Annika came to me at 3 telling me someone made fun of her because of the hair inbetween her eyebrows I would remove. Crazy? Maybe. But let me tell you why I'd do it at any age for her and for Annabel.
When I was little I had huge, bushy eyebrows. I had kids make fun of me for them from kindergarten until 8th grade when I finally plucked the crap out of them all on my own. I had a horrible time letting them grow back in, re-plucking them, and generally making a mess of them until my 20s when I finally let them come back in and then I plucked only underneath and in the middle so it wasn't so difficult to maintain and so I didn't have thin weird looking eyebrows. I still feel like they're a mess sometimes though.
That along with the dreaded mustache. My mom finally allowed me to bleach mine around 8th grade, then I would wax it when I was in my early 20s and now I attempt to pluck hairs as I see them because my skin is too sensitive for waxing.
We are hairy people! Annika has inherited the hairy gene, poor girl! She has a little shadow of a mustache already, a slight uni-brow and way too much back hair for a little girl. She also has lots of hair on her legs and arms already. Josh and I have actually already talked about waxing the back of her neck and possibly her lower back because it's so bad!
Since I wasn't allowed to wax or do any hair removal when I desperately needed it I see nothing wrong with doing it, even if it is a child. Maybe 3 is slightly too young but I have a feeling once Annika reaches an age where kids start noticing things like that we'll be waxing her too! To me it's about keeping her self esteem up and making her feel comfortable with herself. I don't feel like hair removal is an extreme thing (now wearing make-up or dyeing her hair is going to wait for a LONG time, like at least 16 or 17!). I also want the removal to be done correctly (I don't want her trying to do it herself like I did and making a mess) and I've heard if you wax at a young age sometimes the hair stops coming back.
What is your opinion? Would you wax your girl's uni-brow at 3 years old if you heard people making fun of it? What about other body hair?