There's no denying this little lady's hair and of course, that's the first noticeable thing about her and the first thing people comment about... even if it is the ridiculous question of, "is that natural?" Hmmm.....
So it's her locks of love that's lead me to this blog post, and showing the different stages of that mop atop her head.
First up is this
Wash time! You don't know just how long her
locks are until you get 'em wet!
Combed out! (after much conditioner, leave-in, of course)
Tousled with mousse to hold in those curls
and to keep the static away!
All done! And yes, I'm sure you'll notice that she's wearing a different shirt... well that's because bath time usually comes right before late morning nap time which meant picture time was totally over when this mission first started. So these "after" pictures are way after, like the next day after!
When out and about, people ask me how old she is and when I tell them they give a surprised reaction and say that she's so big for her age! Honestly, it offends me - if she was a boy, maybe not - but no matter the age, it's just never ever right to call a girl "big!" But then I started thinking about it and I really do believe that people think that she is older and their first instinct for an explanation is, "she's big," but really, I think it's the "big" hair that makes her seem older since it's not as common for babies her age to have hair like this - but I'm not complaining... yet! My 11 year old, Aaliyah, had the exact same hair at this age, but even thicker! And today the hair is still there but her love for it is not. Yes, it's true, girls are never happy with what they have but that's what makes us so interesting with never a dull moment - and my girls are solid proof of just that!!