Tuesday, December 22, 2009

And Done!

I learned how to french braid! I haven't really felt like a mom for the past 3 1/2 years because I didn't know how to french braid my darling daughter's hair.

I finally learned. You don't want to know how the first attempts went. You could barely call them french braids. Those do's resembled more of a finger in a light socket idea with a hint of braiding.

Yesterday morning I sat the girl on the counter, told her to sit still (that lasted about 32 seconds), and patiently (you have no idea how I do not posses that particular virtue) french braided her hair.

It took about 20 minutes. Leah was not happy about it and kept insisting that Lisa (my highly hair-talented sister) do it. But I'm pleased with the outcome. I did have to keep telling myself that I didn't need it done in 1 1/2 minutes. I also kept reminding myself to add hair at the appropriate time to the appropriate pieces. And most importantly, I told my self over and over that THE FRENCH BRAID WILL NOT DEFEAT ME!

And it didn't.


Now I just need to learn how to hide the rest of the tail of the braid so I can have an appropriately Lauren Conrad look. Of course I'd also need Leah to grown about 3 more pounds of hair.


I can officially conquer the world.

8 comments:

Amber said...

Good Job! When and if I have a girl you can teach me!

Marci said...

I am coming over for lessons! I can franch braid (yes you read that correctly) It has the essence of a french braid, I want to learn with 4 girls I should know this already!

Katy said...

very cute!! sometimes kids hair is the hardest even if you know how to do it. I am seriously defiecent in patience also... like seriously and it is nice to know someone shares my curse.

Mirien said...

Melanie, that looks amazing! Good for you! Or you can just do what I did--wait for oldest daughter to grow up so she can fix her little sister's hair. I am now out of a job because Alyssa does it better than me!

Miller Fam said...

I need help you should see the neglected child!!

Lindsay Quinney said...

I love it! It is so cute! I know how to french braid but I am not sure if I ever would have thought to put it at the front like that. Very cute!

Snell Family said...

When I was 10 I had this "tool" that you put on your head and it taught you to french braid your own hair. It didn't work too well. I got the basics of how to do it but I still couldn't do it very well. I think that was the last time I even did a french braid. Good thing I don't have girls. (Although I did put Ashton's hair in pig tails the other day!)

Marliese said...

I am french-braid incompetent. You've given me new hope, Melanie. I'm going to sit my girls down and try again today--it is a snow day after all!