Golden Bacon

Our nearly 2-year-old, Norah, is not a fan of stuff in her hair. Barrettes, headbands, pigtails, ponytails, bobby pins, super cute $5 apiece felt clips that I bought on Etsy- nothing.

I’ve tried. I’ve attempted the distraction method, pleading, and promises of a pony if she’d just keep the damn barrette in. She sees no value in hair accessories and so her bangs hang like wavy golden bacon over her sparkly blue eyes.

On the occasion that I’ve managed to clip her hair back, she yanks out the barrette along with a massive clump of hair once she realizes that she’s been had.

I’ve given up. Cute toddler hair is just not a mountain I’m willing to die on.

My daughter’s bangs hanging in her eyes did seem to thoroughly trouble a grandmother at our favorite park recently.

Grandmother: “Do you think she can see what she’s doing with all that hair in her face?”

Me: “She seems to get by okay.”

Grandmother: “Don’t you want to put it in a clip of some sort? It must aggravate her…”

Me: “Believe me, I’ve tried. The barrettes and rubber bands annoy her more than her bangs.”

Grandmother: “Well, I’d just MAKE her wear one.”

Me: “Would you? Why is that?”

Grandmother: “Because she looks messy and unkempt.”

Me: “Hmmmm… maybe her bangs keep her from seeing the judgement in your eyes?”

And then I took this pic of my messy, unkempt, profoundly happy daughter.

Photo: Our nearly 2-year-old, Norah, is not a fan of stuff in her hair. Barrettes, headbands, pigtails, ponytails, bobby pins, super cute $5 apiece felt clips that I bought on Etsy- nothing. 

I've tried. I've attempted the distraction method, pleading, and promises of a pony if she'd just keep the damn barrette in. She sees no value in hair accessories and so her bangs hang like wavy golden bacon over her sparkly blue eyes. 

On the occasion that I've managed to clip her hair back, she yanks out the barrette along with a massive clump of hair once she realizes that she's been had. 

I've given up. Cute toddler hair is just not a mountain I'm willing to die on. 

My daughter's bangs hanging in her eyes did seem to thoroughly trouble a grandmother at our favorite park recently. 

Grandmother: "Do you think she can see what she's doing with all that hair in her face?"

Me: "She seems to get by okay."

Grandmother: "Don't you want to put it in a clip of some sort? It must aggravate her..."

Me: "Believe me, I've tried. The barrettes and rubber bands annoy her more than her bangs."

Grandmother: "Well, I'd just MAKE her wear one."

Me: "Would you? Why is that?"

Grandmother: "Because she looks messy and unkempt."

Me: "Hmmmm... maybe her bangs keep her from seeing the judgement in your eyes?"

And then I took this pic of my messy, unkempt, profoundly happy daughter.

 

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4 thoughts on “Golden Bacon

  1. I’ve just came across your blog, absolutely love it! I don’t have a blog or anything I’m basically just nosey and like to hear about other peoples lives! Working my way through your entries, so funny, you write the way I speak in real life which is Interesting since we are on opposite sides of the world (I think anyway,bloody hopeless at geography) oh and your wee one doesn’t look messy and unkempt she looks like a happy clean wee girl

    • Hi Linsey! Thank you so much for visiting me! I appreciate you reading and your comment-super sweet! Hope to get to know you better! Maybe you SHOULD start writing! Why not?

      • 🙂 I’d love to write, but I don’t think anyone finds me as funny as I find myself! I’ve been really unwell the past few days, this page has cheered me right up so thanks! I think I’ve read everything now tho 😦

      • Are you on Facebook? If so, find me there- I post a little something almost everyday (including pics). I have so much more engagement with my readers on Facebook. I tend to post my longer, essy-type pieces here and daily stuff over there. It’s just Love Morning Wood on FB as well. Looking forward to chatting! Hope you’e feeling better soon.

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