It’s crazy how much of myself I see in my daughter. Whenever she goes through one of her “I think I’m grown moods,” my Mom or Hubby (sometimes both) are quick to chime in saying, “She gets it from you!”
How can I argue with that? They’re absolutely right. That said, I’ve been thinking a lot about the message I send my kids, especially my daughter.
I often write about my natural hair journey, and the reason behind it. In case you’re new to my blog, I decided to go natural two years ago because I want to set a good example for my kids. I also had a lot of damage from relaxing my hair. Since then, I’ve been sporting my God given curls off-camera, but you can still find me wearing my wig on-camera.
Princess has grown accustom to the switch, but the other day she threw me for a loop when she asked if she could try it on my wigs.
“Am I perpetuating that fake hair is better by letting try it on?” I asked myself. Rather than over think the situation, I got one of the wigs from my room and place it on her head. She giggled and pranced around the house showing off her new look to Daddy. She tried on one after another, and the little comedian she is started impersonating me.
We couldn’t stop laughing. But, I later went back to thinking about the message I’m sending. Does she think mommy wears a wig because she doesn’t like her own hair? Is she going to want to change her hair too? I know you’re probably thinking I’m over analyzing the situation, and you may be right.
But just for kicks, I decided to ask her what she thinks of Mommy wigs.
“Do you like Mommy’s wig?” I asked.
Grinning from ear to ear, “yeah,” she responded.
“Do you like Mommy’s real hair?” I asked.
Still smiling she said, “Yeah.”
“Which do you like better?” I asked.
“I like them both,” she replied.
“Me too,” I said.
So there you have it. She likes them both and she loves her curls too. I guess that puts all my concerns to rest. She had fun playing dress up.