I have often spoken about how much Holly takes after me and Alice after her daddy, but there is one thing that Alice has got from me. She doesn’t like things in her hair…
As a child I didn’t like to wear my hair up, I did get better as I started school and wanting to be like my friends. Even now as an adult I very rarely wear my hair up, in fact I only really wear it up on holiday, when I go swimming or if its really hot and annoying me.
Alice has followed in my footsteps and has never liked me putting clips in her hair, wearing a hair band and definitely not in a pony tail. Which meant that I have kept it in a long bob to keep it tidy.
There has been the odd moment, when we went to Centre Parcs last year my niece had an Elsa plait and Alice asked my sister in law to do her hair the same. It was so strange seeing her with her up, I couldn’t stop looking at her or taking photos!
But that was a one off. Last week we were in Portugal and I brought some new clips and hair bands in the hope that Alice might let me put her hair up. It was going to be warm and we would be swimming a lot.
I set the scene for her about how much she loved to go under water and when she came up her hair would go in her eyes and how much better it would be if I tied it back. I won her over and she let me put her hair up in a pony tail. She looked so cute, but also so grown up.
Even on holiday Alice had to stand by a door for a photo…
I thought the minute she got out the water she would pull it out, but she didn’t. She wore her hair up all day and even more shocking was she asked if the next day she could have two ponytails…bunches!
That was it she was hooked and every day she had her hair up. We had ponytails, bunches and even Anna plaits as she liked to call them. I loved every morning doing her hair, it was always something I pictured doing with my daughters.
When we came back from holiday I wondered if that would be it, she would go back to telling me she didn’t want it up. But to my surprise she has, not every day which is fine. But, she did for ballet class this week and I have to say it’s the cutest she has looked for ballet, in her tutu and Anna plaits.
I really hope that the extraordinary moment of putting Alice’s hair up, will become an ordinary moment for us and we can grow her hair a bit longer…
Joining Katie from Mummy Daddy Me for The Ordinary Moments