2 days old :-)
People have always commented on how much hair she has or how long it is or how wavy and thick it is, but I didn't realize just how rare this much hair really is until I was around more babies. It's a pretty unique feature, but one that suits her well. It's almost like Cara's hair has become part of her personality.
7 or 8 months old
Cara had two haircuts before her first birthday because she was rocking out a baby mullet. It was not really a big deal because my dad's wife owns a salon in town, and Kaz didn't mind bringing her special scissors over to our house. However, it's easily been 18 months since Cara's last haircut. It's still long and thick and wavy and beautiful, but it's also starting to look a little scraggly.
wild toddler this morning
Just a little trim, that's all I wanted. I made an appointment to take Cara to Kaz's salon like a big girl, and I talked to her about how Kaz was going to give her a haircut and make her hair look so beautiful. And it's not like I don't mess with this child's hair on a pretty regular basis. I have even broken out the curling iron on occasion, and Cara is fine with it as long as I put a towel over her shoulders so that she doesn't feel her hair get warm. So, it surprised me quite a bit that Cara totally balked when I tried to put her in Kaz's chair. She was terrified and there was no talking her off the ledge. We tried letting her sit in my lap, letting her brush her own hair, offering her a dollar, but she was having none of it. (Except the dollar. She took that.)
So, we left with no haircut. And the whole way home, all I heard from the backseat was how scary Kaz's hairbrush was.