Plan B

“The best-laid [hair] plans . . . often go awry” or something like that.

We have a family wedding this weekend. We are excited! Dad, Mom, and Moriah all have roles in the bridal party. A few weeks ago, we decided that–to make life easier–we would get Moriah’s hair twisted professionally. Mommy was comfortable styling it; however, we wanted something that would look good all day without much fuss. The twists that Mom does usually last about 3 days. If we got synthetic hair added, the twists could last 3 weeks!

Sign us up.

To prepare her hair, we washed, conditioned, oiled, sealed, detangled, and banded (to stretch her hair) on Monday night before bed. It dried in the bands and she slept on them two nights.

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We took the bands out at the salon on Wednesday morning. Her hair was completely dry and still moisturized. It was perfect.

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Now, she just needed to sit still for a few hours while the stylist worked! Haha!

That didn’t turn out so well.

We ended up leaving the salon after an hour.

The stylist was patient but it takes a long time to do that style right. After an hour, she had only 8 twists completed. I knew Moriah would not last another 5 hours! Eek! And, ultimately, who wants to fight with a non-compliant toddler… over hair?! Not me. Thank you; we’ll try again later. On to Plan B (just give me time to think of a new plan).

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So we paid her half the rate she would have received and used the other half to buy new styling products for an at-home session.

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I still don’t know what we’re going to do for the wedding. Probably an afro with a big bow.

Regardless, the wedding isn’t about her. She’s just the flower girl. And, realistically, she is a two-year-old who will probably be just as grumpy walking down the aisle as she was in the salon today.

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I will be bribing her with Starbursts on that day, too. 😉

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Elaine and her husband, Joey, are licensed as an adoptive family and foster home in Ohio. Learn more about Joey and Elaine.


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