Right now, I do Tori's hair one week, Julia's the next and have the third week off. I have been contemplating my schedule when I have four girls' hair to keep up with. I had a revelation the other day about Julia, much as my school one a few weeks back which resulted in her attending the rest of this year at "real" school. Why, oh why, would I continue to torture her and I with these hair sessions?
As some back-ground, I pay Ben to take Tori's hair out (while they watch a movie), then I spend two to 2 1/2 hours putting it back in while she plays with her Game Boy thingy. When it comes to Julia's, I have to take it out myself, averaging about two hours (and her crying much of it). The next day, I put it back in for about three to four hours (with her again crying much of it). She is miserable and I'm grouchy and it's overall quite the negative experience for both of us.
I considered putting little locs in her hair about two years ago and was really swayed not to for some legitimate reasons, but none of those reasons can stand up to the reality of how difficult it is to do her hair. (For the record, she has a ton of thick, gorgeous curls, but they knot so quickly and so badly that we can not leave it undone)! So, I've made the decision to start putting in locs the minute that school ends for the year. I guess it's going to be a really long few days while we get them in (any volunteer helpers?), but it sure will help with the next several years!
For those who don't have a clue what I'm talking about, there's a adoptive Momma on YouTube under the name Katelynlyn that taught me how to corn-row. Now I'll be following her "locing" series. So, soon enough, Julia and I can do something a bit more fun on Saturdays!
On a different note, I have wanted this verse up since I painted the walls about two years ago. I put it over the front door. Something about adopting makes me start getting some things done that have been lingering on my mental list.