So TT came to me last night and said that she really wanted to start shaving her legs. This kind of surprised me, since she's my tomboy. I would have expected her girlie-girl twin to ask first. But as TT pointed out, she does wear shorts a lot. (The child practically lives in soccer shorts. She's always hot, and it was still in the 80's here this week. And she does have really hairy legs.) Also, I kind of had to push PS to start shaving when she entered 7th grade, because I was afraid the other kids would make fun of her. (I was shaving well before 7th grade, but I remember skipping a week or so and then wearing a skirt and catching hell from a couple of asshole boys.)
I think I started shaving the summer before 5th grade, so this seems about right for TT. I bought her an electric shaver, like I did for her older sister. It works well enough for now, and she was excited about trying this new big girl thing. I can hear the shaver whirring away as I type.
I'm sure SS will want to jump on the hairless bandwagon now that TT has started. But Target only had one shaver on the shelf, so she'll have to wait a few days until I can get to the store again.
Poor girls, they don't realize that they've just set themselves up for a lifetime of shaving and stubble.
Meanwhile, I am seriously considering laser hair removal for my face. I swear, I'm turning into a man with a full beard and I can barely keep up with the waxing and depilatories. And believe me, fair skin and dark hair is not a good combination.