So, for as long as I have been old enough to have an opinion about such things I have thought that elastic hair bows that people put on little girl's heads are ridiculous. I think it looks like their poor little heads are getting squeezed. I don't understand how they stay on. I think they are just a little weird looking.
Enter my new life as a mom of a girl.
We were given about 8 of these little elastic hair bows as gifts at baby showers. Each time I smiled, laughed, and said, "Oh how cute." All the while thinking, "I WILL NEVER MAKE MY LITTLE GIRL WEAR THESE."
I think there is something about HAVING a little girl that just makes a mom more "girly." Examples - I NEVER put shoes on Jaden when he was a baby. Alivia wears shoes almost every day. I also thought baby tights were ridiculous, and I have put them on Alivia at least 3 times. With a boy, outfits that match are cute, but on a little girl they are ADORABLE and effort at coordinating socks and shoes with the outfit is actually pretty fun.
So, these 8 gifted hair bows... They have resided in the drawer I open every day right next to the baby socks. A few of them also came with barrettes so I figured I would just save them the required time to be in good faith after receiving them as a gift and I would just eventually use the barrettes. BUT, there they sat, staring at me every day as I thought about how ridiculous they are.
Well, today I put Alivia in a new-to-her outfit. Not your traditional pink, but still very girly. And something about the purple hair bow called to me. I thought, "well, these silly things are so ridiculous, I wonder what they actually look like on?" (I think I may have bee inspired by the fact that Jaden woke up with the craziest hair ever and I was just in the mood for more morning laughs.)
Well, I put the bow on and.....
You be the judge.....
What do you think?
In my opinion, fairly completely adorable either way. But, I am pretty partial to the bow today. I'm afraid my distaste for the bows has gone by the wayside. I'm now a mom of a girl. I might be becoming a girly-girl.
SO BE IT! :-)