after months of waiting...and calling her
leah finally has some hair.
(which by the way ben takes complete credit for. granted, he is the one who started brushing her bald noggin nightly after her bath, and he feels this is what stimulated the hair follicles. or something like that...ask him about it. i'm sure he'll tell you.)
it's taking longer for the top to catch up to the back. most of the time she kind of resembles mr. stutz, my 7th grade science teacher, who had a combover that was out of this world.
notice the side swipe? mr. stutz should have patented that little move. he could be a billionaire by now.
and here is the closest thing i have to the back of her hair, even though it's more of a side shot.
i have to be honest here, and hope i don't offend the masses.
but i am NOT a fan of the baby mullet. i will call it the "babelet." and i haven't been a fan for years. it doesn't seem to matter how darling the face can be in front of the party in the back, i just can't get on board with it.
so my idea was to give her a little hair cut in the back, just enough so that it wouldn't hang over the back of her collars and stuff. giving the top a fighting chance in the race to the finish.
however, ben was completely against the idea.
like whoo doggy! AGAINST.
he was so dramatic about it that he could have physically thrown himself over her head of hair, yelled out "take me instead!" and i wouldn't have been surprised.
cutting this little girl's hair??? after it's taken so long to grow??? i should be ashamed!!
so i backed down. gritted my teeth, tried to calm down her flying hair when it drove me nuts and i saw visions of this little family swimming in my head:
but then today? i may have seen a little bit of the "mullet light."
because after about twenty minutes of trying to figure out what in the world i was even doing, i came up with a semi-finished product of how to work around the "babelet."
and here's the debut:
yes, they look more like upside down pigtails. and yes the back looks horrendous. but like i said, it took me 20 minutes and a whole lot of distracting her to stop pulling it out or arching her back while simultaneously yelling at me.
and it worked...for a few minutes. but at least i saw a hope of what could be.
i'm not sure yet that i'm entirely convinced. the pigtails are cute, but i also like the idea of a cute little round pixie-head until there's enough hair to go around.
any thoughts on the babelet??