For any of you who may be unfamiliar with my children, they both have really ridiculously good looking hair. Addie is seven and has had perfect blonde ringlets since her hair was long enough to form one. Sadly, these days she is in charge of her own hair meaning it’s oftentimes pulled up into seven different ponytails or slicked back with a thousand barrettes. I’ll have my say on picture day but that’s about the only time I get a say about her hair anymore.
Vivi came out with plenty of hair for someone who just spent the last nine months in a uterus and it’s by her hair alone I can tell how old she was in a particular photo. Sticking straight up? Four months. Bows? Six months. In her eyes? Eight months on. Sometimes I’ll see an older photo of her and wonder why I ever let her have such an awful haircut and then I have to remember that at one time she didn’t have piles and piles of luscious wavy strawberry blonde hair.
To realize just how far Vivi’s hair has come in the short 16 months since she’s been around, we have to start at the beginning.
Most of Vivi’s new toddler friends are bald, she tries not to hold it over their head.
(The baby shampoo and conditioner I am forever loyal to? Dolphin Organics. SUCH GOOD STUFF AND IT WORKS. Try the citrus, trust me.)
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