Friday, December 11, 2009
Little Miss Pigtails
Where did my fuzzy headed baby go? I swear it was only days ago that she came into this world and now look at her!
C sees K with pig tails all the time and so badly wants to be just like her. I tell her over and over that she doesn't have enough hair to use hair ties yet, after all, everyone in my family was a baldy as a baby - even K didn't get a lot of hair until she was almost four.
My little one is not defeated that easily, oh no, she is my baby warrior. She pushes her stool up to the bathroom counter to get the hair tie box, pulls two out and hunts me down saying 'gack, gack! gack, gack!' (her word for hair tie) then points to her hair and says 'tie. tie!'. In my head I am thinking there is no way this will work but seeing those big innocent blue eyes looking up into mine, I knew I had to try (really, how could I not? Could you deny a sweet little thing chasing you around the house saying 'gack, gack' over and over again?!) I sit down on the floor and she immediately charges and flops her self into my lap handing me the 'gack, gacks' en route. I start to gather half of her hair and wrap the tie around once; there is a glimmer of hope! I wrap it around four or five more times and it stays! I do the same on the other side of her head with the rest of her hair... Holy moly, it works!! C stands up feeling her pig tails while giggling with delight.
She runs back and forth from me to the mirror with the biggest smile on her face, and I just melt. This is what childhood and life in general is all about - simplicity; finding happiness in the smallest things in life.
I swear I learn more about life from my girls than from any other source. They really do open my eyes each and every single day. I hope I am somehow returning the favor to them.
Thank you, for being so patient and understanding with your Mama, my wise little ones.
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend! I'll be back Monday with the winner of the knitted fruit basket ornament. Last chance to enter!