Tuesday, August 30, 2011
It started much earlier than I thought
Today Erin expressed displeasure at the wondrous red curls that grace her head. Curls that many people pay lots of good money for. Curls that spontaneously happen, full of energy, élan and intensity. So, like any good mother of an almost 4-year-old, I busted out the straightening iron.
With questionable results. Erin was happy with the "smooth" texture of her hair. I won't speculate too much on her impetus behind the statement that she hated her curls and wanted to find a way to change it, although it may have a little to do with how ev.er.y.one. who sees her exclaims how wondrous her curls are. Or maybe it's that her BFF has straight hair. Who knows. I know that we all harbor things we'd like to change about ourselves. I'm not gonna worry about hair. I'll listen to that, and maybe she'll let me in on other things, as they arise.