Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Locks Of Love

Rianne has been dying to cut her hair "just like Ali's" for a few years now. I've been putting it off and putting it off and putting it off, hoping she'd change her mind. It became more and more obvious that she wasn't going to change her mind at all. The longer her hair got the more she hated it and the more determined she was about getting it cut. We finally decided it was time to get it cut. I told her that we REALLY needed to wait until after her dance recital before we could do anything with it. She has waited VERY patiently for the last week for a time that we could go get it cut.

Today I decided that today was the day. I made arrangements with DarRell to stay with the kids for a few hours so i could take Rianne to get it cut, just me and her.

Since we are as poor as we are, I opted for the one place i knew i could afford. So we hit the local Wal-Mart salon and had it cut there. Rianne was super excited to have it cut off. In fact, she had the girl cut it shorter after she was done, because it wasn't as short as she wanted it. Now, it is cut EXACTLY how Rianne wanted it. Her pony tail measures 12 inches without it being braided. After all was said and done, a total of about 13 inches was cut off.

I'm so amazingly proud of her wanting to donate it to Locks of Love. It takes someone special to be able to WANT to do it. She had no prompting or persuading of any sort from anyone. Frankly, i'm not quite sure how she found out about Locks of Love except for maybe when Maria and Tory donated their hair. Regardless, I am SO proud of her. And for the record, I absolutely LOVE her new do!

Speaking of locks. I just got some pictures back from Joline of the kids' dance recital. Check out these beautiful curly locks of Riannes (and my new do).


Susan's 365 said...

What a special little girl she is. I absolutely LOVE her new do.

Maria said...

I LOVE IT! Mom and Dad said her hair was adorable and they were right! I can't wait to see her in person this weekend.

MichelleStrachan said...

Oh, she looks beautiful, and I would be sooo proud of her, too! Some kids at Jack's school did the Locks of Love. Such amazing girls! WTG, Rianne!

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