that’s a lot of hair
this summer i’m going away for a whole week and leaving the kids with derek. he’s an excellent father, but he’s not so good with the hair. specifically, anne’s hair. she’s got a ton of it, and i’m pretty concerned that when i come home after being away, her mop will be so knotted that her quest to become rapunzel will be at an end.
so today i did a test run of the only solution that i can think of for this problem. it took me an hour, but if it works then it’ll totally be worth it. she has white girl hair so it’s guaranteed to frizz up, but i can guarantee that frizzy braids will be much easier to deal with after a week of being ignored than loose hair would be.
and i’m also hoping that the braids will help to keep her noggin cool during this heat wave. if you’ve never had long hair then imagine putting a wool blanket over your head and down your back, and try to get through the day without daydreaming of shaving it all off à la G.I. Jane. in fact, just thinking about how hot my noodle is right now makes me want to try out the braid thing on myself.
hopefully this technique will work and i’ll have one less thing to occupy my thoughts while i’m away next month. if it doesn’t then i’m going to have to find a way to sneak the girl into my backpack and take her and her crazy amount of hair with me.
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