"Mommy, Can I Wear My Hair Down Today? PLEASE?!"
How does one deal with this plea? Especially with the foresight to know a not-so-pleasant detangling session will probably take place as a result. Here's how our curlfriend CurlyNikki does it.
Can I Wear My Hair Down?
All the eye batting, hair fluffing and guilt-tripping statements like, "I just want to be like you" and "I love my curly hair so much!" led to a very hesitant 'yes.' I know my child. Peep the timeline:
Defined, moisturized waves (from Qhemet's Moringa Tree Conditioning Ghee)
Yep, her grown butt is in a high chair. It's the perfect height for styling her hair, plus, she can't escape. #DontJudge
That, and the general rambunctious carryings-on of a 3-year-old.
See that single, solitary kissy-curl hanging so delicately on her forehead? It's soaking wet, as is much of the front of her hair. As I walked in the kitchen she said, 'Momma, it was an accident!' That's what she yells right before I discover what was more than likely a purposeful mess. She had spilled her water on the tray and down the front of her shirt. And on her face... and in her hair? I promptly pulled the tangled, damp puffs into buns and put off the detangling, moisturizing, re-braiding and sealing for another day. #ICant #WhereMyDrank
*sigh* I absolutely love that Boogs loves her hair! It means I've done my job. But how 'bout that detangling sesh is all me, tho. We're currently trying to find a happy medium where she can enjoy her braid-out puffs and I can still enjoy my weekends. Oil pre-poos are helping greatly. I'll report back with her regimen soon!
For more of Nikki's musings on being a first time mother, check out her blog.