We have been talking hair for months around our house. Faith has been patiently growing out her hair to donate for what seems like 10 years. Being that she is only 6, I am quite sure it has not been that long, but boy has it felt like it.
Recently she has been vocal about now being the time for the new do. Faith is not big on details and therefore loses most any hair tie that we attempt to put in. She leaves the house almost every day with a pony tail or braid and comes home with a scraggly, chewed-on bird’s nest atop her head. This drives me crazy. She barely notices.
Now that it’s hot though, the bird’s nest is starting to bother her. Needless to say, we felt like it was time. We are in Maryland this week and since I am the only person who LEAVES New York to get her hair done, we made an appointment for Faith too.
She had a brief moment of second guessing just before we left. Her excuse was that she wanted a pony tail in the July wedding. A legitimate concern, but I assured her we would figure out something fancy to do-even with short hair.
So off we went and not only was she a total sport in the chair, but Thomas at Salon EFX in Silver Spring, gave her an adorable new do. (Dew? No. It’s a do.)
Now we just have to decide where to send the hair. I was drawn toward Pantene Beautiful Lengths because they deal with women fighting cancer. I have a passion for doing whatever I can to make the lives of Cancer Fighters easier so this was my donation site of choice. Faith was more drawn to Locks of Love because they deal only with children. L.O.L also donates to Cancer patients, but they have other causes as well. No matter the sickness, Faith really feels strong about helping kids. When you read their site and see the pictures of these kids, it’s hard to disagree.
Our decision comes down to math. I am not at my own house, where I know the location of rulers, so I am not sure how long the pony tail is yet. Locks of Love requires 10 inches and Pantene Beautiful Lengths requires eight. When we return to Red Bank we’ll get out the ruler and find out once and for all who will benefit from my baby’s giant heart.
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