Tuesday, September 16, 2008

"Look Mom....We're Rock Stars!!!"

Sirri and her cousin, Sydney


Sirri wanted to wear her hair like this to school. I don't have a problem with colored hair (in fact all summer I'd been trying to convince Sirri to let me dye her hair pink and purple with kool-aid but she would have nothing to do with it.) I think it is actually a cute look and really not a battle I want to fight. So, off to school Sirri went with punk rocker hair.

The only concern that I did have was the other kids' reactions. Sirri can be a very tender hearted child. I can still remember the first time someone called her "mean." I seriously thought her heart would break in two. I love that Sirri is tender but I also want her to be strong and self confident. I want her to wear punk rocker hair like it's nobody's business and be proud of it. I want her to make decisions that make her happy and not worry what everyone else thinks. So, while I was curling her BRIGHT locks that morning I talked to Sirri about it. I warned her that some kids might tease her and think her hair was silly. I asked her what she might say or do if that happened. She told me, "I'll just ignore them and say, "I don't care. I like it this way."" I was proud that would be her reaction. (Her, "I don't care," wasn't even snooty!!! Just matter of fact.) When she got off the bus later that morning I asked her how her day was and what everyone thought of her hair do. She said she had a good day and everyone liked her hair!

You go girl!
You're Mommy's Little ROCK STAR!









13 comments:

Kenny and Linsey said...

Sounds like a check mark in the "we all did something right today" column is called for. Well done Mom and Sirri!

Hollyween said...

She is a rock star!
I love that you're teaching her self-confidence. It is SO important with girls especially. Not to blame my mom or anything, but I really wish that I was taught a bit more about that. I'm definitely going to teach Faith. Life's just TOO short to worry about what everyone else thinks about how you look.

Sometimes I still need that lesson...

Laurel said...

I'm diggin' her confidence!!! You go, girl! That "I don't care. I like it this way" attitude is as necessary as a good lipstick in my book. I'm really fond of lipstick. In fact, I was told once that a girl shouldn't leave home without something on her lips, and now I shall add "or the 'I like it this way' attitude!

I want my daughter to feel the same way.

p.s. I can relate to the diaper battle. Ugh.

andrea said...

i think my boys want to move in with you. i say yes to colored hair at home, no to colored hair at school.

they could easily love you more. they are fickle.

Hazen5 said...

You got it right girl, "Pick your battles"! I am glad you are raising her to have such high confidence. She is adorable!

Bridget said...

That is so cute! Girl power all the way. I agree that hair should never be a battle to choose. Of course my boys aren't going to get away with an outrageous do if they are up blessing the Sacrament, but ya know..otherwise, its fine.

Kim said...

you teach me everyday about which battles are important. THanks for that.

THis is an adorable picture of my little rock star!

cath said...

i love that you managed to let her be herself AND prepared her for the world - good work super-mom!

also ... i HAVE to know what you said that almost got you kicked out of a book-club! email me ... ccwenschlag@yahoo.com ...

*~McGarys~* said...

Your kids are the cutiest:) I hope you don't mind me reading your Blog?

Lauren in GA said...

She looks great and you are a great mommy! I love that she has a great sense of self at such a young age.

Did they do each others hair with markers?

♥Shally said...

LOVE the hair! Zach keeps telling me to do something funky like that (which is so not him) but I am afraid that 35 is a bit old for pink streaks...

Darn.

Harestads said...

Good for you for letting her do her thing. I am sure that I would have opted for the fight in the name of being prudent. I wish I had a little more you in me.

Grandma W. said...

You have the patience of Job, Lisa Marie!!! And, that is sure one of the things that doesn't matter! She will want to do it a few times, then it will all end!
Love you!