First things first: Thank you everyone who has participated and commented on my Teenage Firsts post! I have absolutely loved reading your comments,and love all of the tips and tricks you have shared on how to talk with your teenager. I still can’t even believe I have a teenager, let alone one to teach important things about womanhood!
When I explained to my daughter that I would be writing that post, it actually lead to a really lovely and special discussion between the two of us about womanhood and doing things for the first time. She had a lot of really great questions, some of which I totally wasn’t expecting! I thought I would share a bit of our conversation after we talked (a.k.a. giggled) about shaving. I hope the following will help guide some of you in the right direction when talking to your teenagers and will remind you, above all, to just be honest with your daughter or daughters.
Me: Sometimes. Not really. Well, okay, yes. Yes it does. But only when you cut yourself.
Taylor: I’m going to cut myself?
Me: Well, sometimes, yeah. But only when you are going too fast or when you have a dull razor.
Taylor: Do your legs bleed a lot?
Me: No. But on our white towels it does look bad.
Taylor: Huh. So do you like shaving?
Taylor: What? Then why on earth do you do it?
Me: Because I like how my legs feel more than I dislike shaving.
Taylor: My legs do feel really soft.
Me: Well, that’s because I gave you a nice pink Venus Embrace 5-blade razor and Satin Care Passionista Fruit Shave Gel. Just wait until I make you use dry soap and a knife.
Taylor: I don’t mind sharing.
Me: Your father does.
Taylor: So how often should I shave?
Me: Often in the summer. In the winter my legs go on a three-month-long hiatus.
Taylor: That’s gross.
Me: Yes, it is.
Taylor: Will my legs stay this soft?
Me: In the summer your skin spends a lot of time in the sun. Keep using shaving gel and sunscreen and they will stay soft.
Taylor: Can I feel your legs?
Me: Yes, but only the right one.
Taylor: Why only the right?
Me: I forgot to shave them both this morning. After the right leg, I forgot about the left and got out of the shower.
Me: You can put anything on your legs that your normally use after shaving. Unless you’re sunbathing and your girlfriend tries to educate you in the wonderful world of baby oil. Trust me, it ain’t so wonderful.
Taylor: Um, okay …
Me: And don’t use knock-off tanning cream. You will end up all splotchy. And don’t wear socks in the summer. Your friends will call you farmer tan for the rest of your life. And don’t ever ever get a tattoo. I will kick you out of the house. And …
Taylor: Mom! I get it!
Mom: Oh, okay. Good. Any more questions?
Taylor: Yeah, do you know where my razor went?
Me: Um… maybe you should check my shower.
Taylor: Oh mom.
Man, I love this girl. I really look forward to having more talks with her in the future! If you’re looking for more great talking tips for your teen or you just want a teen-savvy place to direct her inquisitive nature when it comes to growing up, check out the Venus- sponsored Kendall and Kylie Jenner page on Facebook here.
These girls have made some super-cute summer-fun videos for teens. You can also check out some fabulous tips from the razor pros themselves at the Venus Embrace page HERE.
I can assure you Taylor learned far more from this page than from me. Especially that razor sharing is a no no and that she should quickly hide her Venus razor from me. Dang it!
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