All the To Do about the Hairdo!
Girls and their hair!
I am now embroiled in a discussion with Christa, my caboose kiddo, about her hair. Several years ago, she was all about growing her hair lo-o-ong. Any of you moms out their with daughters who have lo-o-ong hair know the kind of daily battles I had with Christa as I brushed, braided, twisted, pony-tailed, piggy-tailed, and untangled my daughter's hair. Sometimes multiple times a day.
Then Christa decided to donate her hair to Locks of Love--and she ended up with one adorable, short "do"! I mean, grown women commented on my daughter's hairstyle!
About a year ago, Christa started talking about wanting long hair again. I gotta admit, I had not missed the daily battles with brush and barrettes. But, over time I gave in and let Christa's hair grow. It is now just past her shoulders.
Yesterday--after a less-than-fun grooming session--Christa informed me that she was ready for a short haircut again.
I was relieved. And then Christa described the haircut she wanted. Now, with two grown daughters, I consider myself a pretty flexible mom. I survived two teen daughters, thank you very much! As Christa and I flipped through online photos of possible haircuts, she kept saying, "I want a diagonal cut." She even drew a picture of what she wanted. I kept hoping that it was missing something in the translation.
This afternoon, we found a photo that displayed the style Christa wants. Pardon me--but I just can't imagine my 8 year old with Victoria Beckham's (one of the Spice Girls) trendy do on her sweet little face.
What's a mom to do?
Well, this mom brought in the big guns--Christa's dad! Nobody can say "NO" and mean it like my husband. Then I promised we'd have some more fun surfing photos online and find a cute and appropriate style for her. I'm open to suggestions.