Jade Roper Tolbert Fires Back After Being Told Daughter, 3, Shouldn't Wear Makeup: 'Zero Fun'
Jade Roper Tolbert is allowing her daughter to express herself and get creative with Mom's makeup collection.
On her Instagram Story over the weekend, the Bachelor in Paradise alum, 34, showcased the adorable moment her eldest child, 3½-year-old daughter Emerson "Emmy" Avery, decided to try on her makeup. The toddler focused on the mirror as she applied eye shadow and lipstick, later admiring her handiwork.
"She wanted to get ready with me," Roper Tolbert wrote over one photo of her daughter. The mom shared another sweet moment: " 'Good,' she says as she smiles at herself in the eyeshadow mirror and shuts the compact."
On another slide, the reality star shared a direct message she received from one follower who asserted that Roper Tolbert's daughter shouldn't use makeup because it "may subconsciously tell her that she needs it because she's not beautiful enough."
Roper Tolbert, who replied "Mkk" to the user, shared a screengrab of the message and wrote sarcastically, "Maybe we all should just become robots with zero emotions and zero interest or curiosities and have zero fun."
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Roper Tolbert, who shares Emmy with husband Tanner Tolbert, also gave an update on their younger sons — Brooks Easton, 2 next month, and Reed Harrison, 7 months — sharing adorable snapshots of the baby brothers together. She said they're "becoming the best friends."
"Having you two so close, I didn't know if I was going to able to provide you both the attention you deserve. I never had a doubt about the love growing exponentially, because love is always in abundance, but I always want to make you feel special with quality time," she wrote in the caption.
"We seem to have found our groove of how to make things work (for now haha), but the real magic happens when I step back and let you two become you two," added Roper Tolbert. "Little comedians, friends, brothers. I can't wait to watch you two grow up together."
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"One of the biggest challenges I struggle with is wanting to do everything perfectly. I put a lot of pressure on myself," she admitted at the time. "I'm afraid to disappoint my children, but have learned sometimes it's okay to disappoint because it helps build their resiliency. I'm also learning how important it is to 'put your oxygen mask on first.' When I step back and take care of myself and fill my cup first, it helps me be a more present parent."
She said motherhood has "challenged me, humbled me, and brought me the greatest joy and unconditional love." Her advice to new parents is to "stand in your power, be kind [and] make mistakes."