One day while picking up a few things at Target, Sam saw this mascara at the end of an aisle and insisted that I needed it. He wanted to buy it for me. Or rather, he wanted me to buy it for me. I tried to talk him out of it...this isn't even the brand I normally use but it was obviously very important to him that I have this mascara. The bright yellow, Maybelline Colossal Volume Express was the only mascara that would do. I know I have sparse lashes...even with mascara they are hard to see. But does a 4year old really notice these things? I gave in. I bought it. Now, whenever Sam sees me putting on make-up, he runs to my drawer and grabs the mascara, hands it to me and says, "Mommy, don't forget this. And I want to see the before and after." He likes to watch me put it on one eye and then show him so he can see the difference between the eye with mascara and the eye without. Then he giggles and feels complete and walks away. Sometimes he'll follow with questions like, "Mommy, are you so happy that I got you this mascara? Was that a great idea? Do you love it?" Other times he just walks away. If he doesn't catch me putting on my makeup then he usually remembers on our way out of the house. "Wait, Mommy!! Did you remember to put on the mascara?!"
I don't get it. I don't know why it is so important to him. But it is just one of those silly things about Sam that I don't want to forget.