This evening my daughter decided to look like a princess. She pulled out her makeup (the stuff she uses for dance performances) and went to town. When she was done, she pranced out of her room and said, "How do I look?"
I took one look at her blotchy salmon-colored cheeks, her bright red lips, and smudged brown eye-shadow and said, "Honey, you look like a circus clown! Is that blush on your cheeks?"
"No mommy - it's eyeshadow!"
"On your cheeks?"
A moment of silence...
"Honey, what were you trying to do?"
"I was trying to look like Snow White. Snow White wears makeup. Haven't you seen her red lips?"