Just interested in the MN verdict on this one. I would let him quite happily (currently he is also trying to grow his hair). He is just 6. DH has issue with the nails based on age, not gender.....or so he says. I think it is the school hols, so what's the problem? Opinions please? Do 6yo dd's paint their nails (I have little experience of girls)? Sure I was using that naff peel off polish by 6.....
Point taken about letting him do it himself Wonder if I did ds's toe nails, how long it would take dh to notice We always try our best to agree on parenting "issues", but I just feel a bit sad for ds on this one, like he should be allowed to be an individual?
My DD1 is just 6 and can just about paint her own nails but tbh it's better if I do it for her and she doesn't mind. But DS (3.5) has toe nail varnish atm and as long as he aks for it I don't mind him wearing it, seems mean to say no because he's a boy but his sisters can.
DoddyDot, yes my thoughts exactly re school. Don't think any of the children are allowed makeup. I just find it weird that dh and I disagree over this...seems like such a small thing but I feel strongly that ds should be encouraged/allowed to be his "own person" (obv. as long as it is legal etc )
I think so too ETsmum, although DH doesn't say about the nail varnish I can remember the time he went nuts when he came home to find DS dressed up as Snow White and then announced that we needed to get some moreboys dressing up clothes!
Luckylady74, I would have thought so re the age. To me he is asking to do it coz mummy does it (doesn't help that I have just got a funky set that lets you decorate nails with little flowers etc)!
Cockles. I was guessing that there would still be kids nail varnish (haven't looked tbh). I think I would be happy for him just to wear a bit of mine (nail varnish being my makeup weakness). But if I can persuade dh, is kids polish "safer" or something?