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.


Gangsta C

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!

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26 comments:

healinghillary said...

how is it that they always know before we do? goodness...she is darling in those little hair ties.

T calles them "dee-de-deets." love it!

boatbaby said...

You got me all misty with that Nicole! So sweet and so true. You are a wise mama :)

Kimberley Lynch said...

Those little pigtails are very very cute!

I too feel like I've learned more about my own strengths and weaknesses (oh the weaknesses!) from mothering my 2 little ones. Wee ones are so very wise indeed.

Blessings to you and yours.

Kara said...

oh, so cute!

And, your last line especially gets me today .... they are our best teachers, aren't they?

Best Wishes,
Kara

kristyn said...

what an inspiring post. it serves as a great reminder to honour the little ones around us, and to trust them, too. thank-you.

Joy said...

They are both so adorable! I love the little piggys on C. Both of my kids were born with a mop which comes with it's own issues. I love that she was so excited just to wear "gack". Too sweet!

TheSingingBird said...

What a joyful post! And I agree, our children are the best teachers in life!

Linda said...

Beautiful...

Catherine said...

They truly are our best teachers, aren't they?

Kyrie said...

That last photo is just SO cute! That's a framer, for sure :)

We don't wear pigtails here because they are so tricky with hats! Though Bee has me sorely tempted...

Hope you are having a wonderful season! Thinking of you!

xo

Beth said...

Precious, precious! I will never forget the first little braids on my tiny daughter. I could only weave her wee white-blond locks about 3 times before I was at the end of them. They were so adorable. Your pictures of the happy girls are so sweet. Beth

sara said...

Oh my goodness, that post made me laugh! What adorable babes you have. And I must say they are wearing adorable sweaters too--did you make them? LOVE!

momma rae said...

such a sweet story. my babes had/have hair just like that....and me with a thick head of curly hair! my kids on the other hand have wispy blonde hair that didn't start to grow until they were almost three.

i love those gorgeous sweaters your girls are sportin!

taimarie said...

Such sweetness. Thank you for sharing.

Eagle Loft said...

Cutest story ever and wonderful photos to accompany it. Your girls are so adorable.

Kelly and Kelly said...

those are the sweetest little pig tails!

Jessica said...

Those pigtails are so sweet!

Carrie said...

Adorable! I love that last picture in their sweaters.

All my girls are blondies with similar growth patterns for their hair. It has always been painful for us to cut their hair - the first little hairs that sprouted out of their newborn heads.

Pigtails are my favorite for little girls, as well as mommas, too!

Peace and continued lessons from your children,
Carrie

luciana said...

Those are the cuttest pigtail I've ever seen! And what a sweet story too.

Kimara@weefolkart said...

I can remember many times when my children were young saying "Sorry, Mommy can't" and hearing, "Yes you can Mommy" because, after all, they think we can do anything. It is amazing how many times they were right. Thanks for a fond memory and a smile. Enjoy your weekend :)

Sylvia said...

just spotted this on flickr and visiting your blog for the first time. this is just too cute. will have a look around your blog now. have a nice weekend!!

Naturalearthfarm said...

Your daughters are beautiful and the sweater are great! Enjoy.

Frontier Dreams (Nicole) said...

Oh my goodness, thank you! I really can't get over how amazing and wise beyond their years little ones are.

Kyrie - K wears her pig tails low so she can wear her hat over but I have yet to figure out how do to C's since she wears pilot caps or her gnomey hat usually.

Sara - Thank you, yes I knit them matching sweaters every year..It's one of my semi-dorky things I just have to do!

RunninL8 said...

WONDERFUL post! Such cute piggies!!!!

Seems my own little one popped out of the womb with pigtails!

Marina said...

oh.my. I just can't get over how adorable C looks! Ummm, maybe we should just set up a union between her and my Bean <3!

Devadeva Mirel said...

i can't stand the cuteness. your pics are always so wonderful and these are great with the matching sweaters. love the colors. mmmwah!

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