November 17, 2011

Braidiness

Well looky here!  

What do you notice?  
Is that a french braid in my hair!?  That I did??
After mentioning in several blog posts over the past few years how I need to learn how to french braid, I finally decided to stop-procrastinating-and-just-teach-myself-darn-it for the following reasons:

1. Garrett pointed out that our toddler was beginning to look like an orphan with her long, flowing, ratted locks that never get touched on days that I work and often have remnants of her lunch tangled in her hair.  Garrett tries to hold Kenadie down and put her hair into what should be a ponytail, bless his heart, but he mentioned that perhaps I should french braid Kenadie's hair the night before I work so that he (or my mom) won't have to brush that knotted mess the next day.

2. I've become completely annoyed with my stupid bangs (especially at work) and would love to braid them out of the way instead of pinning or twisting them back (I've been told lately that it's an outdated look!?).  

So I've begrudgingly spent a lot of my recent late nights and early mornings working on the fine art of braiding.  I know that 90% of girls over the age of 12 could french braid blindfolded, but I think it's kind of hard!  I lack any and all finger dexterity.  I won't tell you how long it took me to do this amateur braid above, nor how badly my dang elbow hurts from holding my arm up to get that braid looking half-way decent.  Nor will I mention all the bribes I've had to use to get Kenadie to let me braid her hair.  But I will tell you that I'm crossing my fingers that I get better at it soon, and I can finally cross "learn to french braid" off of my bucket list.  Whew!

6 comments:

The Allen Family said...

I am not good at french braiding at all either! I have been doing a lot of them on my girls' hair trying and trying to get better at them. I am not totally terrible at braiding their hair, but I can't and I mean CAN'T braid my own. I would love to braid the front of my hair like that, but I seriously cannot get my fingers to cooperate. I'm glad I am not alone on this. It makes me feel better. Your braid looks so cute and really good. I would love to learn how to do it on my own hair!

Jenny Willardson said...

I can't do it either! I guess it's a good thing I have a house full of boys :) Heaven help any girls that join our family...

George and Heidi Skinner said...

I know *how* to french braid, but I think it's probably been close to 15 years since I've done one. And NEVER on myself! I'd love to be able to do it on myself....but I've tried, and it looks like Brady messed with my hair-not a good look!
Your braid looks great!!

Taffy and Tony said...

I also need lessons! My poor daughters.

Violet Rose said...

I don't know how to do it, either :-(
My girls will always have short hair for this very reason...until they can do their own hair, anyway.

Tina and Eric said...

Heather can french braid her own hair in 2 seconds without so much as a mirror!? I, on the other hand am terrible at it!? It takes FOREVER and my arms are SO tired after I'm done that it deters me from ever doing it! But yours looks SO cute!! You'll be a pro in no time!

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