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Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Is Anyone Happy With Her Hair?
Likely only women will understand this, but women will understand this. All women likely.
Ali has wonderful hair. It's very thick for a five year old. It grew to her waist by the time she was three and has a natural curl to it that just "goes" right out of the shower. It's wonderful.
But one day she wanted it curled. When the work was done, this was the result. Cute, huh?
Ali, didn't think so. She didn't see it until it was done.
Notice the blotchy skin? Notice the sad look? That's from quite a bit of crying. She didn't get the look she'd hoped for and cried and cried. It was awful.
Many a prom night has had such a disappointment, I'm sure. Perhaps such a meltdown is in Ali's future.
Ali now sees the picture and says she now likes it. We all do that it retrospect. We just don't know what the fuss was all about. But the fuss was very real and required. Life and its little heartbreaks. No one understands. But they are really there.
Retired teacher, MaEd Counseling, Married, two adult sons, one fabulous daughter-in-law, two granddaughters. Trying like crazy to make something of retirement. I love getting up at 9AM and love hanging out wherever and whenever I choose, but I'm trying to add meaning. Meaning. Isn't that what we're all after?