Thursday, October 28, 2010

Hairy Situation

I am about to have two little girls on my hands and I realize that there is a steep learning curve for caring for a little girl. When it comes to styling girl’s hair I don’t know a barrette from a baguette. Sure, I have watched enough Project Runway to know that styling can throw off a whole outfit. That doesn’t alleviate my concerns. I have to count myself lucky that I don’t have Michael Kors telling me my little girl looks like she stuck her finger in an electrical socket or give me a vague reference to some character from a show tune because clearly I have no idea what I am doing. My wife even bought my daughter a shirt that says “Daddy does my hair” It’s funny mostly because we know that I don’t know hair. I mean, look at me; I don’t have a lot of experience with hair. I only really had control of it from 87-2007. The Chicago Bears had more quarterbacks in that time span that I had hairs on my head at the end of my run. I used to have hair which is hard for people to believe but when I lost the Battle of the Forehead in 2007, I decided it was time for it all to go. While it is true that back in the day I had so much hair that I had to cement it down with Dep just to keep it in check, I just don’t know what to do with my daughter’s hair. She has this curly mop of hair on her head which is not long enough to style and I am pretty sure you can barely put bows in it without them falling off. She’s like a wild version of Annie with curls going all different places…a beautiful Medusa and I am thinking that eventually my lack of knowledge is going to catch up with me someday. So in the meantime, I will try and take notes on what other parents are doing. To the best of my ability, I will arm myself with brushes and tangle free spray and practice on my daughter’s dolls in the meantime. As for me, I have saved a lot of money on combs and Dep which I used to buy by the barrel. I suppose it is time for me to throw away the hairspray I used in college. This time around with girl number two I will enjoy our common haircut while I can provided she is born with a bald head. I guess I have until those hairs combine into a common hairstyle to brush up on my styling.

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