Friday, March 6, 2009


I'm still trying to figure out why I bother.

This is Little Miss when she woke up this morning:

It doesn't look so bad from the front, does it? She's managed to get herself dressed, and now it's time for Mommy to do her hair.

But wait. Note the rat's nest that is her very thin, very fine, very short hair that refuses to grow. C'mon she's three years old. Isn't she supposed to have more hair than this?

Yay, we've done her hair. She wanted a Pebbles 'do today, but she chose a fuzzy hair binder, which means that it doesn't stick straight up like Pebbles' hair does.

Ahhh... rat's nest is totally gone, and Little Miss doesn't even mind as I brush it out.

Now we've made it downstairs, and she's sitting in her chair ready to start breakfast. Note that her Pebbles ponytail is already slipping out. Somehow.

And that rat somehow has made it's way back into her hair. Seriously. Five minutes after I have her hair all nicely combed and styled and arranged, it looks as though she's never seen a brush in her life. I can only imagine what her teachers say about her "Oh that poor girl. Her mother won't even take the time to brush her hair. I can only imagine what her home life must be like."

Do you think she'd notice if I just shaved it all off and we started over from scratch?


Unknown March 6, 2009 at 4:25 PM  

Welcome to the world of fine haired blondes. Our son is an absolutely blonde Norwegian type - with really fine hair. It all came from mommy (Scandinavian/Cherokee Indian) because I had thick black hair (before it all turned white).

He always looked unkempt all the way through high school. It also frustrates him no end because he wants to grow a beard like mine and instead he gets the nearly invisible blond wispettes.

Simply AnonyMom March 6, 2009 at 5:11 PM  

My kids have very similar hair also. My daughter is just almost able to hold a pigtail through preschool (3 hrs) and she is 3 1/2.

My son has very very fine hair. His head looks like that all the time, I can not brush it out! I shaved his head last August and it is barely 2 inches long now. His hair grows so slowly and is always ratted. I am sure his preschool teachers think I don't brush either of their hairs. (he will be 5 next month and has ONE hair cut.

septembermom March 6, 2009 at 6:23 PM  

My three year old daughter runs the other way when I try to brush her hair. She thinks that she can do it herself. You can imagine how that turns out. She has unruly, fine, curly hair which goes in every direction some days. I feel like she always looks like she just rolled out of bed.

MaBunny March 6, 2009 at 7:08 PM  

Aww Michelle, she is soo cute! She will one day get long fine hair! its a beautiful color!

Lisa Petrarca March 6, 2009 at 8:32 PM  

My little sister was bald forever and then when she finally got hair it resembled your's the thing, she has the thickest, shiniest, most beautiful hair in our family now.

Thought I'd give you some hope!


Debbie March 6, 2009 at 8:49 PM  

That little fine, sweet hair will thicken up and then you will miss these days. I am sounding old, aren't I?

Michelle March 6, 2009 at 9:39 PM  

Dan - You aren't helping matters here :) Although at least I can blame my husband for the hair. I have nice thick hair and his is ummm... disappearing month by month.

Simply AnonyMom - Wow. It seems like I ALWAYS see the kids with really thick hair (like Mister Man who has to get his thinned every time we get a haircut!). Good to know there ARE others out there. I think.

MaBunny - Thanks. You should have seen her in action when I was trying to take the pictures. Man does she have "personality."

Lisa Petrarca - Ahhhh... that's what I was hoping to hear. Thanks! :)

Debbie - My mom says that every time I complain about her hair and has for the last three and a half years, but I'm starting to lose hope. Someone once said that the REALLY thick hair has larger follicles and can't break through the scalp of little kids, but I think they were just shining me on :)

BPOTW March 6, 2009 at 11:19 PM  

I'm wondering the same thing because my daughter's hair does the EXACT SAME THING! It's so frustrating and I'm thinking about cutting the little rat's nests out...

Jill March 6, 2009 at 11:46 PM  

My nieces hair was like that up until she was about 6. Now it is beautiful. I would rather my daughter have that thin pretty blonde hair then her full head of knotty CURLY hair. Although Gianna's hair is beautiful and turns heads I hate brushing it. She screams and screams EVERY day. Girls that have straight want curly and curly want straight. I love her cute little blonde hair.. you just don't because your the one that has to brush it.. lol!

Jen March 7, 2009 at 6:53 AM  

Don't doesn't matter if her hair is thick or thin, blonde or brown. My daughter is 3 and 1/2 and has very long (goes to the middle of her back) light brown hair. Her hair is not thin but not thick either. I brush it out in the morning but she refuses to let me do anything with it. I cut bangs because atleast then it's out of her face. But by the time she gets to school her hair is a ratty mess! Atleast her curls hide some of it but it's a mess. And it's like that every, single day! So no worries....I'm sure your daughter isn't the only one in her class who looks like that.

Jeff and Charli Lee March 7, 2009 at 11:28 AM  

With a face like that, who cares what her hair looks like? She's a super cutie!

Angela March 7, 2009 at 1:51 PM  

Don't worry - I had hair just like that (only not blond) when I was a kid. I didn't have ANY hair until I was almost three. now, I've got tons. So don't worry, she'll have more before you know it! And she's adorable just the way she is!

Michelle March 7, 2009 at 7:11 PM  

Vicki - Oh good, there's more of us out there! :) Sadly, it was actually worse this morning after brushing than it was yesterday, if that's possible.

Jill - Would you believe that *I'm* the one with the thick curly hair? Or at least wavy that I can make pretty curly. It's fun to brush it, but I'd thought that since Little Miss's hair was so straight and fine now she'd escaped that. Bummer!

Jen - Unfortunately, there are only two other girls in her class with the rest being boys. And ummmmmm yeah. Somehow, they both have gorgeous well-coifed heads every time I've seen them!

Jeff - Aww, you flatter her. That is so sweet to say, although unfortunately, I'm almost as afraid of that as anything else!

Angela - You certainly have lovely hair now! I'm going to have to remember to come complain here the next time *I'm* having a bad day. You are all so full of nice and reassuring things to say.

Melisa Wells March 7, 2009 at 9:48 PM  

She's adorable.

We've never had to worry about brushing hair in this house (well, *I* have, but the guys don't) because all three of them have had buzz cuts FOREVER until this past yr. when the 14 yo wanted to grow his hair out bushier. Now it's all curly (he's the only one with the ability to grow curls :) ) and he still just runs his fingers through it...but then again teen boys don't care as much about their hair as girls do, until they start caring about a girl. :)

Michelle March 7, 2009 at 10:14 PM  

Melisa - Oooo, good point that you know exactly when there's a girlfriend. I'll have to tuck that away for Mister Man someday!

Cookie March 9, 2009 at 10:34 AM  

ROFL! I had a lot of knots as a kid. My mom would put conditioner in my hair just to brush it. I mean she put it on my hair when I wasn't in the bath! While my hair was dry!

Michelle March 9, 2009 at 8:25 PM  

Cookie - A lot of knots huh? Did you ever think about not letting Boy Scouts play with your hair? (Ok that was funnier in my head than on the screen) And I hear ya on the tangles. I still have to comb my hair in the shower WITH conditioner in or I'm sunk.

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