Thursday, December 23, 2010


Give me a head with hair, long beautiful hair.
Shining, gleaming, streaming, flaxen, waxen.
Give me down to there hair, shoulder length or longer
Here baby, there, momma, ev'rywhere, daddy, daddy.

The big ballerina was a baldie baby. She had that super blond peach fuzz at birth, and it didn't grow much more than that until she was about five years old. For real. People used to stop me and say, "I love your daughter's adorable pixie cut!" To which I would reply, "Thank you! But she's never had a hair cut in her whole life." 

I want long, straight, curly, fuzzy, snaggy, shaggy, ratty, matty,
oily, greasy, fleecy, shining, gleaming, streaming, flaxen, waxen,
knotted, polka dotted, twisted, beaded, braided,
powered, flowered and confettied, bangled, tangled, spangled and spaghettied.

When it finally started to grow, it grew out rather than down. The painstakingly slow process of growing hair took even longer as her hair began to form big, loopy curls. Most of the time the curls are frizzled and matted. And not very pretty. It's always a challenge to decide what to do with it in the morning before school. "umm...pigtails today."

They'll be ga-ga at the go-go when they see me in my toga,
my toga meade of blond, brilliantined, biblical hair.
My hair like Jesus wore it, Halleluja I adore it, Halleluja Mary loved her son,why don't my mother love me?

Her hair looks best cut in short layers. It lets the the natural curl form into adorable bouncy loops. Unfortunately, short, curly hair is not conducive to the classic "ballet bun" that BB is required to wear four out of six days per week. To balance both worlds we've grown her hair just long enough to create a bun the size of a mushroom. And let me tell you, there is some serious bun-envy going on when some of the ballerinas jete across the floor with a big ole softball sticking off the back of their heads.

Let it fly in the breeze and get caught in the trees,give a home to the fleas in my hair.
A home for fleas (yeah) a hive for bees (yeah),
a nest for birds, there ain't no words for the beauty, the splendor, the wonder of my:

So it was very exciting during the Nutcracker this year when she needed CURLS for her Party Girl part. Finally, she had the "right" hair! With a little help from "the snake" as she liked to call her hairpiece.

Hair, hair, hair, hair, hair

hair, hair, hair

 Flow it, show it

long as God can grow it, my hair

Bravo, BB! You did a fabulous job! 
If they decide to perform "Tangled" in the future, you'll be a shoe-in for the lead!


Bridget said...

Her hair looks gorgeous! She is such a graceful looking dancer!!

Merry Christmas :D

Dani said...

She does have gorgeous hair!

My girl would be mighty jealous. We keep is cut short...but she's determined to grow it longer.

We will see if she changes her tune once the tangles come into play.

Kim said...

OK...I just updated the post to be clearer.She's wearing a hairpiece. Her hair is under there, and curly, but the length is created by a pinned in hairpiece that she nicknamed "the snake." Sorry that wasn't clearer. :)

Corey Schwartz said...

Oh, she looks spectacular! Love this post!

Larissa said...

Gorgeous captures of your girly! Who cares about the hair when you're a gifted dancer!

i shop at tjmaxx in newport news or williamsburg - both are about 45 min from my house. thanks for sharing about your family. i'll keep your mom in my prayers - Love her beautiful spirit!

Kelly said...

Beautiful pictures, my son didn't have hair until he was 2, so I kind of know how you felt. Wow look at all the gorgeous hair now ♥

Cathy M~(checkitoff) said...

what a cute post. love the Nutcracker photos. the hairpiece looks great, but she is even more beautiful without it!! hugs, cathy

Kyria said...

Great hair! I want some! I love the ballet pics! What fun!