Sorry about the bad pun in the subject line but I just couldn't resist. And, as usual, if you can't read the text in the photo, below, just click on it to see a larger size image.
When we got Gwen's referral, it was obvious that her head was recently shaved completely bald. We can surely appreciate that this would be much more comfortable (and hygienic) in the miserable Southern China summer heat!
Something we'll always remember about our time in Guangzhou was how we proudly carried our gorgeous new daughter around and so many Chinese people approached us and seemed absolutely sure that she was really a boy (even though she was dressed from head to toe in pink hearts and flowers). But it didn't phase us a bit. We knew her hair was just one of many styles she'd wear over the years and we knew that hair styles are temporary and hair (almost always) grows back.
But could we have imagined that it would happen this fast!? It's not even been two full years and just look at all that thick gorgeous hair!
I have to do "something" with all that hair each morning after bath so our ritual is for me to have Gwenny sit on the bathroom counter (facing the mirror). This keeps her at a comfortable height and discourages her from getting away from me before my work is done.
She seems to have accepted that Mommy's going to fix her hair each day but she's really picky about what she'll let me put in it. We're lucky that she doesn't seem to object to any number of pony tails so, this morning, she got SIX! It was the first time we've tried this and it wasn't what you'd call quick. Still, she was a good sport through all of it and she even helped me pick out the colors of hair bands to use and handed them to me when I requested them. Don't try to sneak a hair ribbon or barrette or clip in there though! And ix-nay on the ewelry-jay too!
Maddy's a totally different story. I'll post some precious photos of her and talk about her sense of "style" in a day or two so stayed tuned!