Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone (or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Braid my Daughters’ Hair)

A little over a year ago, I wrote a post about some of the difficulties of doing my daughters’ hair and how I overcame them… it is pretty much a ten-minute read on how to do a pony tail.  One thing that I briefly discussed was that I was absolutely terrible at (even attempting) braids at that it would be a while until I tried again.  Well, Gabriella asked me for a braid the other night after her bath, and even though I feared the result, I acquiesced to her polite request.  And succeeded.

I mean, it is not gonna win any awards, but…
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Ponytails are just Perfect: A Dad’s Guide to Fixing your Daughter’s Hair

I have always been an active parent in my girls’ lives, and over the years through experience, I have acquired the skills needed to be an even better father.  Changing diapers and potty-training were easy (but thank God those stages are over).  Learning what colors and patterns match was a chore, but I eventually mastered it, with one of Gabriella’s teachers telling me last week that she never looks like “Dad dressed her.”  And cooking quality meals… I have been able to do that since I was ten, so no trouble there (Note: Getting my youngest to eat them is a completely different story though).  But once it was just me and them, there were only two things that I was seriously concerned about.  One of them I will have to deal with in about seven years… and the other is doing their hair.

Yep.  This post is going to be about pigtails, wide tooth combs, and unicorn hair ties… so try not to fall asleep.
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