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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Wordful Wednesday: Sunday Hairstyles

* It's "WordFUL Wednesday" because I don't think it's possible for me to not talk. 

At times, I really feel like a failure as a mother. Pretty much on a weekly basis, actually. Already, my kids are doomed when it comes to wearing cool clothes. Or shoes. And their mom is a big dork that reads mostly dork books. I also tend to forget my shortcomings and attempt something ridiculously out of my range...like giving the girls cute hairstyles for church on Sunday.

After watching a tutorial on how to get heat-free curls, I decided this would be perfect for Boo and Baby (and Boo's American Girl doll, too, apparently).

The process itself is fairly simple and the girls actually sat still long enough for me to finish that twisting. I sent them off to bed with giggles and careful pats at their "crowns."

Doll hair just doesn't curl well so I wasn't too surprised when that venture wasn't successful. Baby's hair was gorgeous. Those lovely curls were effortless. Unfortunately, half of her hair had slipped from bondage during the night. As long as you looked at her from the right...

Boo's curls were soft and sweet. We rushed to church (because we always do) and I didn't get a picture. As she walked down the hall to her Sunday School class, I noticed the curls were somewhat less...curvy. By the time church was over, she hair was barely wavy.


Well, at least I tried.


Mary said...

doing little girls hair is HARD! I learned how to braid from my friends in middle school. My mother, to this day, doesn't know how to braid...or do hair! When it's slow at work you'll find me braiding other nurse's hair in the locker room. But, that's the only thing I know how to do!
Don't give up!

Amanda said...

ur funny;) and finally a picture of Ur cute girlies!

Amy said...

I am completely hopeless when it comes to styling little girl hair. My niece runs when she sees me coming with a comb in hand.

Kristina P. said...

I am a total hair imbecile. I have no idea how to do a french braid.

Jessica G. said...

Kristina P - I had a friend try to teach me how to french braid using the stiff hair on her daughter's toy horse. Yeah, it didn't work out so well. And now I have an imminent fear of purple ponies.

Nat said...

I love wordFUL Wednesdays!

...and I'm glad I don't have to do girl hair!!

Kristie said...

I may have to try those with Amber! I love to do hair and so I think it is ironic that I have 4 boys and only 1 girl. :) I love the picture of your girls. My they are getting big!

Jessica said...

BG's hair is stick straight. Even when I do curl it, it doesn't last long. A few hours later and you can't even tell I did anything.

Blanche has curl in her hair and when we were in humid GA last week, she had THE cutest curls. I was loving it, mostly because I didn't have to do anything.

Odie Langley said...

The hair thing made me think of line in one of Steven Segal's movies where he said, "I'm not trained for that". Good luck getting the hang of it.

Miss Angie said...

I think it's a mother's lot in life to feel like a failure all the time. Until someday, you finally realize what amazing people you brought into the world and created-and then you can feel like a success.

If you didn't feel like a failure sometimes, I think it would mean you didn't love them enough. You only feel that way because you try so hard. :)

They're adorable.

Also, got the markers, you are soooo sweet. I'm also surprised to see you live in PG (though I may have known that sometime...) I work there! haha

Jessica said...

I feel for you! Poor Ellie gets a pony tail almost every day I really kind of suck at hair!

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