Wednesday, October 26, 2016

growing it out

My daughter has decided to grow her hair out and right now it’s in the awkward stage. I can hardly stand to look at it. You could scrub the kitchen floor with that mop, I tell her and she just laughs and shakes her hair in my face.

“Seriously, hon. You gotta do something with it. It’s making me crazy.”

So yesterday after rest time, she strutted into the living room and struck a pose. “How’s this?”

After a quick shoot on the deck, we messed around with the style, letting down the back and using bobby pins to keep it tucked behind her ears. Her hair grows so quickly that in a couple weeks, she won’t even need pins, I bet.

“You know,” I said, “this style reminds me of Eleven’s cut.”

And then that led to us all the kitchen where we gathered around the computer to watch Stranger Strings and ooh and aah over Millie’s killer accent.

This same time, years previous: the quotidian (10.26.15), in the garden, the quotidian (10.25.11), sweet potato pie, the morning kitchen, buttermilk pancakes, apple tart with cider-rosemary glaze, and signs, news, and daydreams.  


  1. Growing out a hair style, especially a short one, is so excruciating! This is a cute little style though.

  2. Is that really BeccaBoo?! So pretty!

  3. It's painful. The Girl is finally at the stage where she can wear a headband and it looks cute. But before that, she wore about 52 bobby pins in her hair daily. Tell Miss BeccaBoo to hang in there. It will get better.

  4. Now I want to see the mop, too, because I can hardly believe this glamorous beauty! Where did she learn how to apply makeup so well?! (I'm thinking not you, and this is info I need to give my daughter who loves make up)

    1. Once in a while she plays with make-up, but only recently has she been getting a handle on it. I don't help her at all (though I did assist one Halloween, if I remember correctly).

      There are three "mop shots" in the latest quotidian. It's worse in real life.

  5. So beautiful! Doesn't look at all like a make shift hair-do. And I didn't think porcelain skin existed outside of Victorian novels.

  6. Wow, she is completely beautiful!

  7. I've been noticing lately how much your daughter looks like you! What beautiful "shots".

  8. What a beauty. Love your blog, fyi. :-)