ML’s hair is completely different than mine. I had straight as a stick, thin hair. Her hair is thicker and wavy. When it’s really humid, it become ringlets. When she was younger, it was a battle to brush her hair.
I don’t fight it anymore. However she wants her hair to look is fine with me. I appreciate the fact she doesn’t really care how it looks. I know in a few years the tide will change. Instead of asking “please put your socks and shoes on. It’s time to go!” I know my constant refrain will be, “You’re hair looks fine. We’ve got to go!”
Baghead by Jarrett J. Krosoczka reminds me of the day my friend and I found some golden, yellow hair on the playroom floor. ML decided to give her friend a haircut. If she had to cut another child’s hair during childhood, I am glad she chose Kee. Her mom takes everything in stride. Luckily, it wasn’t very noticeable.
A post about hair is not complete without mentioning the classic book Stephanie’s Ponytail by Robert Munsch and illustrated by Michael Martchenko. For a real treat click on the following link to hear the author read it. http://robertmunsch.com/book/stephanies-ponytail#