Peony wasn’t born with as much hair as her big sister Petunia. Although to be fair, Petunia had so much hair in utero that when the nurse told me during a sonogram that she had hair on her neck, I forced her to clarify that she had long hair covering her neck, not that she had a hairy neck.
Peony is now 15 months old and her hair in the back is getting long-ish, although when it’s clean, it bunches into these tight little curls so you wouldn’t really know it has any amount of length to it (although you would know it’s beyond adorable). The hair in the front, however, forever flops in front of her eyes. It doesn’t seem to bother her, but it’s kind of painful to look at, especially if you imagine your own sight constantly impaired in a preventable way.
I’ve tried barrettes on her, but she always pulls them out straight away — that is, if she even lets me put them in. She doesn’t like to be fussed over. This morning I decided to pull it up and stick in a pony tail holder. Because I could decide what she reminded me of, my husband spoke up.
Pebbles! (Except, you know, much cuter.)
Top photo credit: Wikipedia
Bottom photo credit: Meredith Carroll
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