Wednesday, April 1, 2009

{blow out}

i can count on one hand
the number of times
the big girl's hair
has been allowed to
air dry...
{besides swimming}
she is seven.
that is a lot of
blow outs!
she has my hair:
straighter than straight
and thick
it is not a pretty sight
without a blow out.
so every night
after shower or bath
we make the trek to the bathroom
we assume our positions
and start the process...
we blow dry
we sing
we talk
we act silly
we make faces
we connect
and i love it!
i have never once thought
"ugh, i have to blow dry her hair"
it just never gets old!
{maybe i have missed my calling!}
{i guess if my pink slip is not rescinded i'll head to beauty school!}
so tonight...she sensed i was
in a funk
i told her it was a combo
of a bad mood
and being tired
i noticed her trying to lift my spirits
we go in to dry her hair
and immediately
i am lifted
we talk
we goofed off
and i asked her...
"do you like when mommy dries your hair?"
she lit up and nodded, saying,
"i like it because it is me and you!"

her blow out saved me from a blow out!


missy said...

awww how sweet!!!!
we all need a little one on one time with our kids!!!!

Mighty M said...

So nice! I sometimes blow dry my daughter's wavy hair and she likes to pretend we are at the beauty shop. Then she asks if I'll iron it too because that is what mommy does to her hair! What wonderful memories to have with our kids!!

lesley said...

aww that almost me me cry!!

♥georgie♥ said...

awww echoed here too! so sweet! I WISH my lilest bean would let me do her hair

mom said...

that is a sweet memory for you and Livy---I remember when I was little my mom would sit on the floor infront of a chair and I would sit on the chair and comb her hair..I still remember. Can you think of a nice memory you and I did? let me know if you do...Mom

jenjen said...

You are such a good mom! I never blow out my girls hair. I am sure they would love it. I will have to do it for them!


Mommy Cracked said...

I remember when my mom would wash my hair in the kitchen sink and we'd play beauty shop. Such fond memories!

Pam said...

Aww! I love it! Happy POW

Jen said...

Love it. So very sweet. Makes your heart smile!!!

Aubrey said...

So precious. I loved it. They have a way of lifting our spirits, don't they.

mommy4life said...

Very sweet! It's amazing what common moments can become bonding opportunities and lasting memories!

Reeni♥ said...

This is so sweet!!

lynn said...

How sweet. What a great bonding time for you and your daughter!

Shelley said...

It's lovely when our smalls ease our frustrations instead of cause them.

Cindy @ Chalk it Up! said...

This is so sweet. You totally get the mommy thing:)
It's all about soaking in these precious moments.

Cindi @ Moomette's Magnificents said...

That's so sweet!
Happy SITS / Feature!

Made me remember how when DD26 was in middle school I had to blowdry her hair and then French Braid every day for school! Memories!

Mel said...

That is really's just awesome that you guys can share moments, even in the simplest of tasks....

greedygrace said...

This is adorable. Cherish those special moments!

Alicia said...

how sweet is that?! i hope i have those special mommy-daughter moments!

The Redhead Riter said...

Visiting from SITS...I love that one one one time with my daughter. I sit and listen most of the time because she becomes a chatterbox, but I learn so much about her. The real her deep down that she only shares when we are comfortably together and alone. Priceless sharing moments. I try to make them as often as possible.

Melanie said...

oh so sweet!!

Rbarakat said...

Gotta love how kids put it in perspective!

Charmaine @ randalswife said...

How sweet! I have boys with buzz cuts - so no blow-outs for me. Bummer.

Sophia's Mom said...


What a great thing to say! You have such a sweet girl!

I cant wait for my baby to start talking! Hopefully she'll have nice things to say to me...

Little Miss Baker said...

how cute :) Happy SITS Day again! Hope you enjoyed it!

Rachael said...

That is awesome. Those are memories she is going to have forever, when she's all grown up every time she does her hair she'll have happy memories to go with it!

Jessica said...

That is sooo cute!

Elizabeth Howard said...

How very sweet! Thanks for sharing.