My kid is better than me...

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Hands down my kid has guts. For months K has been on my case about cutting her long locks for the cancer society. I'm not sure how this idea came into her 6 year old head....I think she saw something on TV and started to probe me with questions. Unknowingly, I think told her the little folks without hair get donated wigs....and that's pretty much all it took to get K's wheels in motion. Together with her aunt J they went to the salon and chopped off about 10 inches of hair. My sister had more anxiety than K. K was remarkably calm and very excited that her hair was going to a good place...that someone sick would be just a little happier. No doubt about it ...this mama is proud and is inspired by her little one.
Lovely long locks.
 After months of her asking I did the research after and found out we needed a minimum of eight inches. K was patient enough to grow it out.
 Here we go.  She was a trooper...didn't flinch for a second. I think I was the one gasping...I needed a moment to say goodbye (I know, its just hair). 
 Aunt J here needed more moral support.  But she was a trooper...with gorgeous hair.
 K getting her hair 'did'.  Thanks to the salon artist over at Donato's Salon & Spa.
 All gone! K & aunt J rocking their new stylish bobs.
K's little letter to Pantene to include with her hair donation. Someone pass me a tissue..I'm going all mama emotional right now. All images via me.

For any of you interested in donating your lovely locks for a good cause...check out the Pantene Beautiful Lengths programme. If my six year old can do can too.


GB said... [Reply to comment]

You must be so proud of your little girl! :)

PS: Don't sweat it, DW! It grows right back(I've done it twice in the past and I can report firsthand that it comes right back!)

Statements in Fashion said... [Reply to comment]

Wow, she has an amazing big heart and looks just as gorgeous with her new cut....good for her!! Some adults could learn a valuable lesson here:)

Shannon said... [Reply to comment]

What a wonderful gift!!! Such a generous girl!

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

This is truly inspirational!! Well Done K! you look super fab-o-lous now little one! xx Much Love Aunty R x

jazzytunes aka sis said... [Reply to comment]

thanks for capturing. Yes K was more calm than me


Carol@TheDesignPages said... [Reply to comment]

I'm amazed at how our kids are so in tune with the needs of others. I don't remember being like that at ALL! Way to go K and Aunt J.

Jen @ Cuddles and Chaos said... [Reply to comment]

Oh my gosh, I love this post! What a little sweetie! I've donated my hair a couple of times and now you've totally inspired me to talk to my little 6 year-old about it. I think she'd be just as eager to help as your little muffin.

Love this!

MonicaRD said... [Reply to comment]

super proud of our princess! good for you K!

EJ @ Not A House, But A Home said... [Reply to comment]

omg your daughter sounds very sweet. i love that letter! and the cut looks very chic!

Anu@My Dream Canvas said... [Reply to comment]

Wow!! What a sweetheart, you should certainly be proud!!!

mkk said... [Reply to comment]

Wow -- that's amazing! Thanks for sharing -- what a cute and thoughtful kid. You must be so proud.

Reshma at said... [Reply to comment]

What a big heart your daughter has! So proud of her and you too!

Shadi said... [Reply to comment]

She is such a generous and caring person. I believe I should congratulate you for raising such a smart and sensible young lady. Well done!

Lisa Mackay said... [Reply to comment]

Oh Sundeep, this is amazing. I can only imagine how proud you must be - and should be! You clearly are doing an awesome job as a parent. :) And her new haircut is so cute!!

Jen @ RamblingRenovators said... [Reply to comment]

What a wonderful thing for your daughter to do. No wonder you're over-the-moon proud of her!

purplehomes said... [Reply to comment]

God...reading this post got me all teary must be so so proud of beautiful is this girl both outside and inside...hugs for her & you too..

Once Upon A Tea Time said... [Reply to comment]

Aww, that is the sweetest thing! This post made my week :)

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

My 8 year old and I do it as a mommy-daughter ritual. She joined me only this past spring after seeing me donate a few times now. We both love long beautiful locks, but we love the act of giving even more, especially one that is grown with so much love and patience (yes it gets tempting to chop off those locks during hot, humid summer months, but we never waiver in our cause).

It so happens that this tradition is catching on and my mom,colleagues and friends have also started doing the same. This simple act of giving reminds us that you don't need a big wallet to give; you only need a big heart and it multiplies as more people get inspired.

BTW Locks of Love is a similar program, but unlike Pantene requires a minimum of 10 inches of hair. Pass on the love.

jessica {creative index} said... [Reply to comment]

oh my gosh! how amazing is she! what a sweetheart!

Tanvi said... [Reply to comment]

How sweet! A big hug to her. Clearly you are doing something right ... She is already inspiring people!

P.S. I am with GB. Don't' worry they grow back real soon!

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Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Bless!! That's the most thoughtful and generous gift she given and at such a young age, bless her lil cottens. She's a lil star and looks uber cool with her short do - London N x

How2home said... [Reply to comment]

K is such a sweet heart! It does take a lot of courage to chomp off all the hair and she totally deserved props for it! You must be a proud mama Sundeep! ;)

Shanthi said... [Reply to comment]

WOW!!! how did I miss this post! What a sweetheart she is!A beautiful girl with such caring thoughts. Hugs to K!

Amelia @ House Pretty said... [Reply to comment]

What a sweet girl! The letter made me tear up :)

LatteLisa LisaHjalt said... [Reply to comment]

That is such a beautiful post.
Your daughter is amazing.
Thanks for sharing this with us.

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Vidya @ Whats Ur Home Story said... [Reply to comment]

God bless her. She is such a sweet heart. My daughter has the same shorter hair style as yours and jsut turned 7.

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