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Friday, August 31, 2007

last hurrah

I shouldn't be sitting here typing. My house is a pit and I need to finish packing for our quick trip to the beach. The kids have been fighting or better put: Lexi is playing nazi and Zack is doing his best to whine and complain about it. (Can you hear me? 'Lexi leave him alone. And Zack stop yipping.' Repeat.) It's been a long couple of hours.

And my sweet girl has put down the IKEA catalogue and taken up an obsession with the wrongness that is her hair. This pains me. She has wavy, thick locks - good hair, hair that should be cherished. Yet IT IS BAD. She had it trimmed for school and I thought it looked great. But did I mention it is wrong? She doesn't want a sensible 4th grade bob; she was hoping for the posh-spice/Mrs. Beckham cut. Something funky. The Pob.

She curled up in my lap, sad little kitten, and wept about how crappy her hair is. I guess those tween years are descending upon us.

{Estrogen Powers ACTIVATE. Shape of 'perfect hair that doesn't exist'. Form of 'drugfree coping skills'.}

Now I must go. So much to do...

7 comments:

Suzanne said...

Oh my, the hair. Tell her we all wish we could pull off 'The Pob'.

Have a great beach trip!

Oh, The Joys said...

It makes me sad to know that she's so worried about her hair that early. Is that what I have in store? Oh, me.

Sam said...

I had wavy hair as a tween also. I HATED it!! After two babies my hair is straight as a board and doesn't seem to want to stay on my head, but perfers to be on my clothing and in my bathroom sink. The grass is always greener, right.

Scribbit said...

I don't want to be the bearer of bad news but it's just beginning :)

Though those tween years aren't without a certain charm in their own unique way :) My 13 1/2 year old is starting to pull out and it's so refreshing.

Mrs. Chicken said...

The Poo's hair is wavy, thick and beautiful. I think I saw my future in this post.

Lisa Milton said...

Update: 'We' are growing the hair out again. Now she is pulling on the back of it, wondering, aloud, how long it will take to grow out.

Oy.

I love that kooky kid.

serial commenter said...

I was always jealous of anyone who had hair that would do anything other than just lay there like mine. Now I am jealous of anyone who HAS hair.

Every kid thinks their hair sucks, even the ones with great hair.

At least she has not gone all Emo on ya yet...

-Stu