Manscaping My Kid

For the past few years, I have noticed something about the kids in my family. They are hairy. Not excessively hairy, but still a little hairy.

My daughter (thankfully she will not be reading this) is 7 and she has a unibrow. It is not very noticeable, but if the sun shines on it in the wrong way, darn if it doesn’t look like a big, fluffy caterpillar. Ok I exaggerate…a little.

Now I am not about to go all Toddlers and Tiaras on her and get out the spray tanning gun or pop in her flipper (we have neither) but I will admit that I bought a bottle of Nair with the intent to use a little on a Q-tip just to clean her up a bit in the brow area. I bought the bottle a year ago and have yet to use it. My husband doesn’t think that I should do it so I have held off on it.

This photo is of my adorable 12-year-old nephew. We will call him J. A month ago you would have called him the kid with the unibrow or monobrow.

J has been manscaped. It is not exactly what you might be thinking. It seems that some people associate manscaping with the removal of hair in your nether regions. However, it actually means the removal of any excessive hair. (If you want to have some NSFW fun, look it up on Urban Dictionary).

His mother (my sister) took him to a brow-waxing place where, at the tender age of 12, he had the hair ripped from his head. Here is a closeup of the after:

It really does look much better.

I have another friend who just recently had to shave her son’s mustache. He is also 12. Kids at school were starting to notice and frankly, I think that it freaked them out a bit as well. He looked much older than his 12 years.

Is this something that a lot of parents do or think about doing? Because until now I never talked about it with anyone except my husband. But that all changed the day J got waxed.


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