I have an outgoing personality. I have to be. You see, when I was little, I was so cursed with horrible hair that I had to compensate by being friendly so that others did not think I was a troll.
At age 35, I still get comments like this, "OHHHH, you were the youngest of the girls---the one with "THE HAIR?"
It was a huge relief to all members of my family when Mickey did not appear to inherit my hair.
In fact, Mickey asked me a few years ago, "Why does Papa always say, 'Mickey your hair lays down SO nice'!" (Clearly a stark contrast the the wild-haired girl he had raised 30 years ago)
I spent most of my child in Dorothy's salon as she created potions to tame the hair ! It was in those very formitive years that I developed an interest in hair and later chose to study Cosmetology. Here are some pictures so that you KNOW I am not embellishing!
So Blog readers--any thoughts???
One thing to add is that she has been sweating PROFUSELY at night from her head? Could that be a connection?
Well I am not too distressed about Minnie's hair loss. I am sad a bit as cute hair always makes one look adorable---and pathetic hair kind of detracts. But ever-wise Hubby pointed out that this is a great time to emphasize to our children that their value is not in their outward appearance or in their possessions, but in the fact that they are loved completely by us and by their Creator God who has created them for the purpose of bringing Him glory.
Of course I don't want to leave you hanging in the journey on my own hair. I have often said that my hair has done a good job of keeping me humble. And perhaps that is the purpose for Minnie as well. My hair actually has a disorder called "Turning Hair". Which is nothing serious, it just means that it keratinizes on one side and then the next.. instead of both sides at once which leaves it not-so -shiny and not-so-strong. But never fear-- I was able to enjoy the early 90's as much as any teenager!
Check out this huge hair! Quite an accomplishment knowing that my hair is PATHETICALLY THIN!
It's a whole lot of perm, a whole lot of hairspray and a WHOLE lot of back-combing or RATTING :)
Okay, Okay Stop Laughing!!
So the hair saga continues. So sorry dear little Minnie for passing down this genetic deficiency and we hope your hair grows back in nice and full. And we can hope that people can remember their manners as little girls have impressionable hearts and not say "Where is her hair? or My, her hair is so short and thin!"
But there are worst things!! So buckle up Minnie, and learn to work with what you got and count your blessings. Hair is just hair and you are beautiful, hair or no hair!
And anyone in the blogworld have any advice or thoughts about what do do about thinning hair on an almost three year old--would love your thoughts!