Tuesday, June 8, 2010

the new 'do

The girls and I were out at a local coffee shop a few weeks ago. A friend who hadn't seen Ellie in a while commented on her long hair. She asked if Ellie had been growing it to donate to Locks of Love. (The short answer is no. Ellie's been growing her hair proudly after several years of self-inflicted haircuts that nearly drove me out of my mind. Who knew a pair of Hello Kitty craft scissors could do so much damage?) That lead to Ellie asking what Locks of Love was on the drive home. After hearing the explanation she was quiet for a moment. Before we'd pulled in our driveway she announced, "I'm going to do it. You won't change my mind. Make the appointment mom."

So I did. For the next day.

She definitely made the 10 inch requirement.


Sad as I was to see it go, this is perfect for the summer. She told me last week the bangs are the next thing to go.

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Rebekah said...

yay for Ellie! She was a girl with a mission. I love the new do.

Paola said...

Determined to be adorable all the while helping others.
You have a gem.

blackbird said...

Please tell her that Bird says she looks 16. And gorgeous.

Trish said...

I'm a very proud Auntie!

Carolyn aka Silkquilter said...

You have raised a very warm-hearted girl. And the new "do" suits her very well.