Dressed to im­press

Her son isn’t like other lit­tle boys...but Rachel But­ler, 44, from Gwent, couldn’t be prouder

Pick Me Up! - - CONTENTS -

He was al­ways look­ing through my jew­ellery box

As I fas­tened my sparkly neck­lace around my neck, I spot­ted my son, Fabian hov­er­ing in the door­way of my bed­room.

‘You look lovely, Mummy,’ he said, his big, green eyes fixed on my jew­ellery.

It was Septem­ber 2014, and Fabian had just turned 5.

He’s grow­ing into such a sweet boy, I thought. Al­ways so car­ing and kind. Help­ful, too, giv­ing me point­ers on my out­fits as

I got ready!

‘Those ones,’ he said, point­ing to a pair of gold ear­rings.

‘Great choice,’ I laughed, pop­ping them on.

He loved any­thing with sparkles, and was al­ways look­ing through my jew­ellery box for ban­gles and rings to try on.

Com­pletely dif­fer­ent from my other son, El­lis, 12.

While he was ob­sessed with his games con­sole, Fabian pre­ferred singing and danc­ing.

And he loved help­ing his big sis­ter, Olivia, 21, with her make-up when­ever he stayed over there.

Soon af­ter, I picked Fabian up at the school gates and one of his teach­ers ap­proached me.

‘Fabian has given me a real boost to­day,’ she laughed. ‘He no­ticed that I’d had my hair and nails done!’

That night, I went home and told my hus­band, Dar­ren, 36, what Fabian’s teacher had said.

‘He’s tak­ing a real in­ter­est in women’s ac­ces­sories re­cently,’ I said.

‘It’s prob­a­bly just a phase,’ Dar­ren replied.

Yet, over the next year, Fabian’s ob­ses­sion with beauty con­tin­ued.

One morn­ing, as I got ready

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