Having two teenage girls often means that I am walking on egg shells as their hormones are all over the place and they can get very upset by the slightest things regarding their appearances. I normally find that avoiding giving an answer to questions can get me out of trouble so for example if asked ‘Does this dress go with these shoes’ I would say ‘Do you think that they go?’ Then they would say something like ‘yes, but I wasn’t sure’ to which I can then reply ‘Yes they do, you look lovely’ and all is well.
When I was a teenager the main concern of most women would be if their bottom looked big in what they were wearing as we didn’t want to have big bottoms, so when Chloe asked me if her bum looked big I thought to myself – ‘Yes! I can get this one right!’ and I said ‘No darling, you can hardly see anything as your bottom is so small’. So, you can imagine my confusion when she got very angry and upset with me!
You see it turns out that now-a-days girls like to have big bottoms and I’m guessing this is due to stars such as Nicki Minaj, who seems to have a rather large derriere compared to her tiny figure. I felt terrible and it took me a lot of grovelling to make things right with Chloe over this.
The next day I was chatting with Lauren about appearances and she asked me what I thought of her bottom as a few people at school had said it was nice and I thought to myself ‘this time I will get it right!’ so I said ‘Your bottom is great, really sticks out with a nice curve.’ To which she got very upset with me as she does not want a big bottom and she said I’ve made her really self conscience now which is the last thing that I wanted to do!
You see when it comes to teenage girls and their appearance you really can not do right for doing wrong and the only advice that I can offer you is to avoid the conversations all together, advice that I really must start taking myself!