He is seven years old and totally besotted with "man things", by which he means things that men stereotypically do. He is therefore going through a massive hero worship of Simon, my brothers and my dad. His dad is a builder and he has spent the summer holidays living in his hard hat.
He pestered Simon into having a shave and lending him some aftershave. He sat on the edge of the bath totally enthralled..watching Simon shave and asking him a million and one questions about shaving, building, aftershave and the offside rule.
He barged into the bedroom whilst I was putting my makeup on and asked me why I had so many eyeliner pencils. I tried to explain to him but it was falling on deaf ears..he couldn't understand why someone would need so many of the same thing.
|The stash in question..minus two Stila pencils and a Rimmel one.|
I'm not ashamed to say that it took me an age to provide him with a reply.
In fact, he got bored of waiting and ran off to play FIFA on the Xbox with Simon.
I had an answer when they were in the middle of their second game.
|Thought I'd be helpful and put swatches up. The ones sans names are not available to buy anymore.|
His next comment, which had me in stitches was something along the lines of "Is that why you have so many? So you don't run out?" It was one of those "you had to be there" moments.
So, via the 7 year old smart-arse that is my cousin, "If you were only allowed to use one item of makeup from now until the end of time, what would you choose?"