I've told myself for years that all I truly want for my kids is for them to live their lives based on what they want, not others, but I didn't expect the 'other' would be me! I love braiding, curling and twisting the girls hair into all sorts of crazy fancy funky do's, but I guess that's kind of over for the time being.
The reaction to Emry's hair was interesting. They were all along the lines of "Cute. But why'd you cut it?".
The psychology behind long hair versus short is fascinating as I got to thinking about it. I know that whenever I see a girl with super short hair there is some envy that rises to the surface on my part. These girls always seem confident and sporty, fun and carefree, like they have more important things to do than deal with their hair.
Every few years I cut my hair off to a chin length bob, then cut bangs, then layer it, then grow it out, then repeat the whole process. Right now I am in the growing out stages, but I am actually dying to cut bangs, so who knows what's in store. I have to admit I look forward to the day I am old and can for the first time get a really short Demi Moore in Ghost style cut. (Obviously I can do that now, but with my full cheeks I highly doubt it's the right look for me)
Looking around at all my friends and family members daughters I realize one thing - they all have long hair. Emry has the shortest hair by far of all her friends at church and school. But you know what? It doesn't even faze her. I don't think it even occurs to her to follow the crowd or do things like others.
I got my way after all.