"Mommy....when will I grow a feather in my hair?"
"When will I grow a FEATHER in MY hair?"
WHAT in the world is she talking about? Why does she think she should be growing feathers in her hair?
After some thought and confusion, I realized that she had recently spent time with our friend Sabrea who is a feather wearin hair dresser. Maggie LURVES Sabrea (or as my kids call her, Starla) and sorta idolizes all she does.
"Oh, do you mean, a feather like Starla has in HER hair?"
Starla and her feathers
"Yessssss! When will I get one?"
"Well honey, those don't just GROW in your hair. They have to be PUT in your hair."
"What do you mean, put in my hair? Why?"
"I don't know, it's just something that Sabrea does. She can put feathers in peoples hair."
"I don't know. Because she's a hairdresser, and she's cool like that. MAYBE someday she can put one in your hair."
A look of utter and sheer delight spread across her face.
"Can she put one in NOW?"
"No, but maybe sometime."
That seemed to appease her enough and away she skipped to do something else.
So, I called Sabe to share the story of her power over my daughter, she got a good laugh, and then totally volunteered to come on over and put a feather in Maggies hair.
When I told Maggie that Starla was coming over to featherize her she nearly peed her pants with anticipation.
In she walked last night at 8:00 with her packet of feathers in tow. She sat down on the chair and offered Maggie a peek, and allowed her to choose which feathers she wanted.
P.S. judge not on the long sleeved Christmas Pj's being sported here. Max insisted on wearing his, so Maggie wanted to match. Nevermind that they're too small and, well, weather inappropriate. Note how she's holding them, that's because a moment before I laughed as I was taking a pic and said, "love the belly." (as it was hanging out all over the place). This embarrassed her and she held her shirt down the rest of the time. (I felt bad)
Watch as Starlas works her magic.......
Yep....TOTALLY rainbow feather in my 4 year olds hair. hahaha
She was seriously SO pleased with herself and this amazing feather she could barely keep her smile to herself.
Not wanting to be left out Max yelled "Mommy, don't forget to take a picture of me playing my game." I dutifully raised the camera and THIS is what he gave me. SO typical of Max.
Ladies and Gentleman.....I present you with Maggie and her magical feather growing hair.
What can I say?
Birds of a feather flock together.
I do just have to giggle a little bit, because honestly....how many 4 year olds are sporting the latest hair trend such as this. Something I would NEVER do. But, we are blessed with awesome friends who work in every field and who so willingly share of their talents.
Thanks Sabe for making this little girls feather dreams come true.
And now, Maggie is off to her very FIRST dance class ever. She's pretty excited, minus the totally ANNOYING need to wear tights.
"Tights are DUMB you know, right Mom? I HATE them."
Pretty sure I don't have a ballet star in my future.
Naked birds and feather heads,