Mother – daughter time

I told myself I’d never straighten her hair, but today she needed some Mama time. I did her hair and listened as she talked about Pound Puppies, and I told her about my girlfriends in college who used to straighten and curl my hair. When I lifted her onto the counter, I didn’t notice that my compact fell into the sink. As we talked, she smashed my broken makeup with her toe.

Straightening her hair took longer than I thought it would, and she loved it even more than I expected. I know that every kid loves one-on-one time, but it’s easy to forget that focused, quality time is like medicine.

She loves her straight hair, and when she was looking in the mirror told me, “Mommy, just because you change how you look on the outside, it doesn’t change who you are on the inside.”



  1. Maggy May 22, 2019

    Wow! Love the read and great pic of her too!! Keep it up!

  2. Meghan & Melissa May 22, 2019

    This is such a sweet post.

  3. Brianna Watson May 22, 2019

    That’s really cute. Love and life is happening all around us – but mostly in the small moments with the people we love. My son is 18 months old and doesn’t say a whole lot yet. Although I want him to stay my little baby forever and ever, I am looking forward to the day where he says something like this to me! Thanks for posting this!

  4. Ashley May 22, 2019

    Oh I love this so much!


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