These words were said to me over the summer at Sea World. Glory and I were in line to see Elmo and this woman and her AF daughter were in line with us. Her daughter had beautiful, long braids and her hair was so shiny! She asked, “do you know why her hair is so short?” And when I answered no she said, “it’s because you’re white. You don’t know how to do her hair.” Epic Fail.
I’ve had issues with this since the beginning. The ladies at my agency gave me plenty of warning but seriously, there aren’t a lot of “in person” examples where I live. And honestly, I do my best. I asked her some advice and she was nice enough to tell me some secrets. Ever since that day, I’ve done exactly as she said and Glory’s hair grew like crazy!
For the last six months or so, she’s been wearing towel’s on her head and pretending it’s long hair. If we see a man or woman with long hair, she’ll instantly try to touch it and say, “ah, haaair!” She loves it! So Saturday morning we woke up and called the salon. They told us what they wanted to do and promised it would only take an hour.
She loves it! She shakes her head while she’s walking. She primps around like everyone’s looking. She’s proud of her locks and that’s all that matters to me.
I cried a few tears, knowing I wouldn’t see those little puffs again for a very long time. I cried a few more just looking at her, knowing that this is just the beginning of the end of my baby girl. & then I cheered REALLY loud once I realized we no longer have reason to fight about her hair every morning. It practically does itself!
Some people have been grouchy about it. I assure you that I’m not putting my daughter in any pageants and she won’t be wearing heels and make-up (in public) any time in the next decade. She loves it! It’s part of her little girl culture and that’s what we signed up for!
Plus, isn’t she lovely? Seriously!