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Tag: happy with looks
The pool in our building closes at 11am and Kat goes for a swim everyday (much against her wishes sometimes) during the summer break. The other day she was getting terribly late for the pool and after much agitation, grumbling and everything included I managed to send her down at 10:30am so she could have at least half hour swim – imagine my bewilderment, my shock when she came back 5 minutes later saying she had forgotten her swim hat and could not jump into the pool without one as it would spoil her hair! HAIR?!
To aggravate an already delicate (at times, hilarious) situation, Kat is now obsessed with LONG hair. She stretches and pulls her hair down from under her ears every night (Kit might do a better job I say) hoping they will grow faster...I still prefer the short style – so easy to maintain, no fuss at all...but that’s me and I cannot impose my wishes on Kat and whenever I have tried, it has never worked :-(
Kat’s hair is not so straight like Pocahontas so we do have the occasional waves and layers to worry about which can be nuisance for anyone desperate for quick long hair (Can you imagine, she even suggested hair extensions once but judging from my glare and high pitched reaction, she immediately said it was a joke! Phew!), so I am not looking forward to school mornings when everything and I mean EVERYTHING needs to run smoothly, especially now that Kit needs to be ready for school too. (Oh! What an adventure this is going to turn out...)
Kit, who was always a great candidate for short hair – who would slide easily in her Dora car and get a haircut while clapping her hands watching Dora or Max and Ruby is now adamant about long hair too! There was a time (not so long ago) when all 3 of us had identical French Bobs - then Kat left us to pursue her long hair dream and now Kit is abandoning me. On the brighter side, looking at the growing number of greys in mine and Papa’s hair, I could certainly use these ‘hair savings’ towards covering those, don’t you think :-)
Now that Kat is taking good care of her looks and face, she looks rather well turned out and smart especially with her glasses that she has to wear constantly because of her near sightedness. However, she hates wearing them and is so looking forward to the day when she can switch to wearing contact lenses. Apparently it’s best to wait till she’s 12-13 years of age before we make that switch so she’s REALLY excited (and she’s only 10!). I thought she was only excited about the makeover she was going to have – I was not aware of anything else on our visit back home from the optician until:
Kat: “Can I have green coloured lenses?”
Me: “What?” I say this loudly thinking I must have heard wrong and she must be referring to green dresses instead.
Kat: “Can I have green coloured lenses and can you please speak softly?” She looks around to check if people are staring at us. Kat thinks I’ve become very loud recently. I THINK I’M NOT!
Me: “What are you talking about? Is this a fancy dress show? You will turn out a different person if you change your eye colour. You know that?”
Kat: “Just for weekends. It would be so much fun. Okay, if not green, can I have grey please?”
Me: “Absolutely not!”
Kat is very thoughtful all the way home. I love those big brown eyes and would never change them for any other colour. Her silence tells me that she is working on a different plan (or colour) to convince me…Oh dear! What next now?
Other days (being the suspicious mum that I am trying to overhear whatever I can from outside the bathroom door), she says to herself “Aren’t you beautiful?”
(Mystery solved - This explains the extra time it takes to accomplish a simple task like – Go Brush Your Teeth)
Kit is not far behind – copying Kat comes naturally to her. Every time I get her ready for the day, she strains her neck to reach the mirror in the bathroom trying to see her hair and asks me – “Do I look pretty in this hair?”
Aside: Kat has hidden all the ‘adult’ hair bands in her cupboard as Kit mercilessly snaps them in two sometimes when she’s angry. Kit is unaware of this hiding place to this day…