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, √©lan 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. 

4 comments:

Christina said...

Wow... that did come earlier than I thought! Erin, sweetie! There are many who understand- and you are beautiful with curly AND straight hair! xo

Dr. Powell said...

What gorgeous locks. Ah, the grass is always greener. My hair is so straight you can't even perm it. My mom and I tried... like 4 times over 5th to 8th grade.... nothin.' She's a cutie-- can't wait to see you guys soon!

Christie said...

Miss E is beautiful either way. Also, I'm super impressed she sat still long enough for the straightening process.

Zozopdx said...

meanwhile, Anneke is fixated on having a "Lotta hair." She has informed me that Michele is not to cut her hair shorter. and I have always wanted gorgeous curls like Erin and her mama have!