August 31, 2012

Pig Tails

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"Everything is ceremony in the wild garden of childhood." 


Millie wore pigtails for the first time ever this past week. Her hair is so thin and short that it hasn't been possible up 'til now. One day before running errands, I decided to try it, and lo and behold, it worked.

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And there's a certain sort of heartbreak that happens after I try (unsuccessfully) to neatly part it and scoop up half in my hand, winding the elastic around it- because in that moment, she is a little girl and not at all a baby. Yet, I've found myself embracing that ache a few times since, because as much as it's hard to accept some days, she is a little girl, and little girls belong in pigtails.

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And they way she oohs and ahhs over her "pretty hair" keeps me from doing anything but smiling. I can't help but love what she loves. 

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17 kind comments from you:

Erica @ Mi Todo said...

So cute!

Marcella{The Life of a Military Family} said...

Oh that is the cutest!

Jen said...

So cute!!! :)

Deanna said...

I love the way you can take a few pictures and turn them into a well-written, thoughtful masterpiece. You have a gift. (-: And yes, the pigtails are too cute!

Jenn said...

I agree with Deanna ^^^.

Millie looks darling with her big girl hairdo! ;)

Amber D said...

SO CUTE! I love every picture of her

The New Normal said...

Love the pigtails! She looks adorable and the photos are priceless :)

Erinn said...

That smile, so precious :)

Mrs.B said...

Adorable!!

Erika . . . with a K said...

So adorable!! :)

Chantal said...

I did Penny's hair in pigtails yesterday! Soooo cute.

Michelle said...

The most precious pig tails I've ever seen :)

Sarah said...

So sweet, and I love that Neruda quote at the beginning. But really, Millie's even better. :)

Fran said...

that last picture kills me, SO cute!

lindsay said...

So so sweet!

ginanorma said...

haha madelynn didn't wear piggies until she was almost 4, you're not alone:o

beka said...

awwww.....sweet. :)

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