Friday, June 10, 2011

The Girl Wants Curls

And it begins..... the same old story (of EVERY girl on the planet) has started at our house. Little girls notice everything and Ivy has began noticing different hair types. She recently started saying how "adorable" Kylie's little curled pigtails are... and how she likes how Addy's hair curls in the back.... and oh my, Fancy Nancy has REALLY REALLY fancy curls on her head. Then it began- "Mommy, I want Chris to cut my hair curly!" Now, Chris is our wonderful hair dresser/miracle worker but he will not be cutting Ivy's hair curly! :)

So my first approach was to praise her beauty!

"Ivy, you have such pretty hair! It isn't curly but it has such pretty natural highlights in it.... some people pay for hair like that!"

"Ivy, you look beautiful today and your hair is so soft!"

She still was asking how she could get "her hair cut curly."

So my next approach was to point out the obvious!

"Ivy, honey, we are just the straight hair family. Look at Mommy's hair and Nana's hair and Esie's hair and Shea's hair and Josie's hair and Harper's hair...." and on and on I could go naming all the people in our family who clearly have straight hair!

And Ivy's response.... "I still want my hair cut curly next time!"

And then, I remembered the modern day miracle worker of sponge rollers!

This was an easy way to "cut her hair curly" .... with no cutting, no heating, no sitting super still for too long!

She anticipating morning- looking forward to finding herself with all those "adorable little curls!"

The results- She LOVED the curls! She looked in the mirror and said, "Oh... My....Goodness, Mommy! I look like a whole, new girl..... like a princess!" And it was obvious that is how she felt! The curls fell somewhat as the day went on, becoming soft waves, but overall the sponge rollers were a hit. Some nights she decides that she wants curls the next day and other nights she says that she would like straight!

My last approach to this mini-beauty crisis.... the best of both worlds!

I have convinced Ivy that being able to have straight or curly hair means that she is a lucky girl who can do both... so part of our new nightly routine is making the decision about hair!
Wow- the drama at our house! Yes, I have a 3 year old.... going on 16!


  1. That is soo cute!! I can remember getting the pink sponge curlers in my hair on Saturday nights for church! I love it!

  2. She is so cute. I love the pic of her with the rollers in her hair. So sweet.

  3. Love that she asked to get her hair cut curly...tell her if she figures out how to make that work, I want mine cut curly too! She is a doll.

  4. can't
    HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I have a girl and am not going to know what to do with her!!!!!!!!

  5. Oh my goodness! She is adorable! I have many fond memories of the old sponge rollers. I would curl my hair every Sunday night and the curls would last for a good 3 or 4 days - as long as I could go without taking a bath/shower.


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