We should have named her Gretel

First School Photo Last week Little Bean came home with her first official School Photo and I have to admit, I did give a little giggle when I saw it and then I slapped myself repeatedly about the head with an imaginary wet fish!  Look at my poor Little Bean, she is smiling so beautifully and is such a little sweetheart, how on earth could I have done that with her hair?!  All that is missing is a couple of wires to flick it up and an Austrian jumpsuit from the mountains of Tirol!!  Seriously, I need lessons in how to dress her hair because I am rubbish at it.  Unfortunately Little Bean has inherited my hair which isn’t straight and it isn’t curly, it’s just scruffy with a double crown.  If I don’t tie her hair up every day she looks like she has been dragged through a hedge backwards but try as I might I am useless with hair ideas and I can’t for the life of me fathom out how to do a French plait????  With my own hair I either have to scrape it back into a ponytail/bun or straighten it which then ruins it.  I have asked if she wants her hair shorter but just like I did when I was little, she wants to be girly and have long hair like all the other little girls in her class.

Honestly, I swear Beanie Boy takes one look at Little Bean in a morning and breathes a sigh of relief that he wasn’t a girl, he gets to go to the Barber’s Shop with Daddy for a father/son cut and lives happily in the knowledge that I will never be let loose on his barnet!

Come on parent’s of little girls, share with me your wisdom, how can I save Little Bean from a lifetime of hair misery with me for her hairdresser?

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  1. Beth
    November 15, 2012 / 7:54 pm

    I can teach you some hair styles if you like?

    • mummymatters
      November 19, 2012 / 11:42 am

      Have you been practising on N? x

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