Some little girls may dread the routine of Mama or Daddy combing, braiding, and caring for their hair, but Destany usually looks forward to hair day. She knows hair day means I take out her braids, gently wash her hair, then admire her amazing curls in the mirror with her. While I am putting in her new style, she loves eating special treats (like homemade kettle corn) while watching a movie. Other times we talk, sing songs, or tell stories. It is a special girl time, even if the boys are along for the ride. In fact, she usually doesn't mind their presence -- she puts them to work, fetching her pillow, a toy, etc. since she has to sit still! No matter how long it takes, this time is important for both of us. Hair is important. And the smile on her face when we look in the mirror at the end is priceless.
Some favorite past posts about hair:
Hair - a sweet blessing - a post on our old blog about hair and culture
Beauty (a friend's post) - Cate has 3 precious daughters from Haiti. Hair is her life! :)
First Haircut - a post on our old blog - Keandre's first haircut
Another priceless interaction? When we visit Nichole (D's bmom), and Nichole tells Destany that her hair looks wonderful and Mommy is doing a great job. My daughter is so blessed to have so many in her life who love and affirm her place in our family.
1 year ago