Thursday, January 08, 2009

Reaching perfect hair...

A little girl's first pig-tails are a monumental milestone. Those two little ponies celebrate the fact she has enough hair to gather and ushers her into a new world of primping and preparation for going out. I was thrilled with her new look!



She was so cute that I couldn't resist an impromptu photo shoot.



Mandy was not happy about the pig-tails. Actually, she was very unhappy.



Very, very unhappy.



She tried to voice her opinion and I tried, failing miserably, to convince her that she should suffer for the sake of beauty.



Maybe she is a little young to understand that looking good isn't always easy. I'm sure she'll get it when she's 16 months old. For now, does anyone have a suggestion for how you get a baby to leave accessories in her hair? These pig-tails lasted as long as our horrible photo-shoot. As soon as I took out the rubber-bands she instantly stopped crying and I felt like the worst mom in the whole wide world. Throw me in with the Chinese women who forced their babies feet into itty-bitty shoes. At least they didn't take pictures of it and post it on their blog though. I've really stooped low this time.

9 comments:

Grandma Sherri said...

We love you Mandy, looks like you are crying for Grandma! Cute outfit too!

Lesley Miller said...

It's okay Mandy! Sometimes I still cry when my hair is in a ponytail. It hurts!

But trust your mom on this one-- the pony tails are super cute.

pseudostarss said...

Aw. Maybe you could try those baby clips that are made of velcro. And big sis and mommy could emphasize the "pretties" in her hair. Starting out with elastics probably would hurt her fine baby hair so maybe the velcro would be less harsh? Or even those regular clips that kind of snap.. you know?? She sure looks cute with those piggy tails though!

Dan & Hillary and little Russell said...

I think I can actually see her tonsils!

Sara said...

Aw, crying never looked so cute! Sorry, no suggestions for how to get a baby to keep accessories in her hair - it's an unending struggle for us to get Abby to leave her hair barrettes in. So, most of the time she just runs around the house with her hair falling in her face - and she loves it. Sometimes I don't even know how she can see, so I push it aside and she immediately shakes her head so it falls back in her face! =) Silly little girls!

Sara said...

Kevin just had an interesting suggestion - he said to put your own hair in pigtails (and maybe Emma's too) to get Mandy used to them and maybe she'd even want to be like you and wear them too. It's just a thought...

Lindsay said...

Anna used to pull them out immediately after I put them in, I just kept at it. She is used to it now and has a real tough scalp! :) But I remember doing her hair like 6 times a day!

Those pictures are priceless!

Linds and Manda said...

This series of pictures is what I feel like (and sometimes look like) when I try to really do my hair. Not just the usual daily do but for special occasions like Christmas banquet or grad. I have always been very inept at doing my hair and "primping". In fact the experience could loosely be compared to the pain of getting large feet like mine into the tiny Chinese shoes. :) Okay, maybe not quite that bad. I will leave that comparison to me attempting to do my own make up. :) I'm really not sure why this is but I really hope my lack of creativeness and ability in this area changes a bit before Libby's hair gets the the piggy tail length. I might have to take some classes or something. If Libby is looking to me for a role model in this area I fear she is going to be sadly disappointed. Maybe it will turn out to be a good mother/daughter learning experience.

Choco Girl said...

Aw, pobrecita! Maybe they were too tight? My mother was told by an older woman that putting piggy tails in my hair would actually help it grow...And not so much..
You're not a bad mommy she'll come to understand sooner or later.