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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Hair twirling

Someone at our house has developed a bad habit of twirling her hair. That person is this innocent-looking baby with blue eyes.At first it was cute. She would suck her thumb and twirl the hair. But then it started to get bad. Her finger would be so twisted in her hair that it would pinch it and turn the tip white. She would cry and be unable to get it out. We were lucky and were always able to untangle the mess.
Here are two consecutive photos where I have said, "No Margaret," and she has immediately stopped with the hair twirl. But if you look closely you can see the damage is already started in the back of her head.

Here is what I had to deal with the next morning after a night of sleep-twirling. A matted twisted mess that neither shampoo or hair detangler would remove. With a heavy heart I had to cut that once beautiful curl from the back of my girlfriend's head.

It is like a cruel joke. I had a bald baby girl who eventually grows thin and wispy light-colored hair. Grows it very slowly. Like a strand a week. Just as it gets long enough to play with, she tangles it beyond repair, forcing me to cut it off.


Erika Ahern said...

Oh, pooh! Of course Henry got the awesome Asian hair!

Katherine T. Lauer said...