>> Friday, May 13, 2011
2 years ago at just 3 years old Piper decided that she wanted her hair cut. Like her Daddy's. What was a mama to do but talk her into a bob :) Luckily for me though the movie Bolt had just come out and Piper thought that Penny was just about the greatest thing since pb & j. We decided together to donate her hair to Locks of Love. I had explained to her where her hair would go and how wonderful it was that she was donating it but a 3 year old doesn't really understand. It wasn't until her hair started getting long that I talked to Piper about Locks of Love again. She loved the idea of donating her hair to a little boy or girl who was sick, until Christmas time. Piper wanted her hair cut so badly she could just taste it. We were at the finish line so I told her we would cut it before her 6th birthday. You know what she did? Took a little piece and cut it. I told you she could just taste it. Oh my goodness, I couldn't believe it! Thankfully it was just a little piece. Yesterday though she made me a very proud mama. Yesterday my 5 year old again donated almost 14 inches to Locks of Love.
I am proud every day of my girls. We try to teach them to be good, honest, and charitable. After watching Piper growing her hair out for Locks of Love our Violet decided she wanted to do the same. I hope that they continue this path of giving. It is something they can do themselves and take ownership of. They feel their own sense of pride for starting something and seeing it completely through. Yay Piper!