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Five year old pedicures?

post #1 of 23
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My SIL emailed and asked if she could get my 5 year old a pedicure for her wedding. My daughter is the flower girl. I do NOT paint her nails. Heck, we can barely get her toenails trimmed. Can you imagine taking her to a stranger for a pedicure? I have no nail polish in this house. I do realize she is trying to be nice and am trying to think of the best way to tell her NO!!!

She also asked if her ears were peirced, bought her a reception dress, jewelry set, purse and flower basket for the wedding. This is all VERY sweet but will be hard for me to let my child have all this stuff. I keep thinking it will all end up on the landfill eventually.

If it is in the Bride magazine, my SIL bought it.
post #2 of 23
I think that the pedicure idea is cute-note I do not have a daughter. Maybe if you were able to get her toenails cut at home, than maybe at her appt. they could just paint them.
As for the other stuff, I guess if your sil bought it than just accept it. Although you know that it will not get much use out of it, it was a generous thought. If your sil goes overboard on her wedding at least she is not asking you to pay for much-I am assuming that she bought out of her own pocket the reception dress, purse, etc. Plus someone else may take it off your hands for another wedding or special occassion.
post #3 of 23
my girls love getting there nails done!! (but that is up to you~ maybe you can just tell your SIL that she is not good with getting her nails done etc!! tho maybe its also a way to get them cut! esp if she is getting them done along side the bride)
we only do them on special ocasions etc!! I have toa dmit my girls would love the girly things your SIL is getting her!! they think this is all fun!!
post #4 of 23
Why not? I think it would be something special for your dd, I'm sure she'd love getting her toes done! It's your SIL's wedding, let her spoil her it won't hurt!

My 5 yr dd and I have home pedicures all the time. First we soak our feet in my foot bath and then I paint her toes a light pink color. She loves it, but she's a girlie girl.
post #5 of 23
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Thanks for your insight. It is helpful to hear other opinions.

We have a horrible time trimming her toenails and she is terrified to get her hair cut so I will not be getting her a pedicure. I know my child would completely freak out.

I'm growing my kids "green". I hope to teach her that she does not need these things to feel beautiful.
post #6 of 23
Does a 5 year old NEED a pedicure??? I mean, the point is for us old women to have our feet taken care of after years of abuse. I guess if she's going to pay for it, I'd let her go ahead, but it seems silly to me.
post #7 of 23
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I'm growing my kids "green". I hope to teach her that she does not need these things to feel beautiful.

THAT is a very good point, too!
post #8 of 23
Awe, that's so sweet of your SIL. I'd say, you join in as well, and make it a girls trip to the salon. Make it exciting for her. Maybe you can have a practice session at home. I have 3 boys, but I do love all the girly things, and have offered friends to let me do some girly things for their daughters. I'm actually sending my boys to a friends place one weekend, and having about 6-8 little girls (all my friends kids) for a sleepover one weekend, and all the girls are actually looking so forward to this. The ages range from 3-7. I wouldn't think anyting negative of this and just let your SIL 'spoil' her this one bit. It is a really nice gesture.
post #9 of 23
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Awe, that's so sweet of your SIL. I'd say, you join in as well, and make it a girls trip to the salon. Make it exciting for her. Maybe you can have a practice session at home. I have 3 boys, but I do love all the girly things, and have offered friends to let me do some girly things for their daughters. I'm actually sending my boys to a friends place one weekend, and having about 6-8 little girls (all my friends kids) for a sleepover one weekend, and all the girls are actually looking so forward to this. The ages range from 3-7. I wouldn't think anyting negative of this and just let your SIL 'spoil' her this one bit. It is a really nice gesture.

I think it is very sweet.

However, if you think of it in these terms, it is almost like asking a vegetarian to eat meat. We don't do nails and hair!

Honestly ladies, my daughter would be in tears.
post #10 of 23
Oh boy, "the wedding" is almost here. I think you just tell her politely that you really appreciate the offer but it just isn't your dd's personality and that she would have a hard time sitting still. I have 3 young nieces and only one of them would enjoy something like that. I have several friends that take their girls with them to get pedicures because they really like it, but if your dd won't like it then it isn't really much of a treat for her now, is it?

I don't think that one occasion of pampering and spoiling will undermine your "green" efforts with your girls, though, so just let her enjoy being the center of attention and let her choose her own pace for the weekend.
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