Taken aback in Kansas & Grieving in Clearwater Florida
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“Taken aback in Kansas” Our son and his wife have blessed us with a darling 6-year-old granddaughter, “Sophie,” who is the love of our lives. We live nearby and are very close. When we received her kindergarten school photo, she had on heavy lipstick and light eye shadow. My husband and I couldn’t contain our shock. Her parents said they thought she looked beautiful, and Sophie was made up that way because “she wanted to.” We were speechless. When we pick her up on weekends, she sometimes wears makeup, too. It makes her look like a 30-year-old. We think that wearing it while playing dress-up is fun, but doing it outside the home takes away from her natural beauty. What are your thoughts on this? “Grieving in Clearwater Florida” My mother passed away a few weeks ago. She lived with my husband and me for the last 2 1/2 years of her life, and I was her caregiver. The week after she passed, my husband did not stay home even one day with me. It was the loneliest, saddest time I have ever experienced. I feel he…