Saturday, January 17, 2015
Let me be clear...I have an irrational love of ribbons in little girls' hair.
And JoAnn Fabrics feeds my addiction nicely.
We have basketball ribbon and valentine ribbon and Santa Claus ribbon...you get the idea.
Wrapping Caroline's ponytail with a ribbon and sending her off into the world makes me feel like she has a love letter attached...my special version of the kiss-in-the-palm mom love from that adorable book, The Kissing Hand.
And when you're in 3rd grade you're nearing the end of the ribbon-in-the-hair era...although I do have to say that sometimes if you're lucky there can be a bit of a resurgence in junior high or even high school for a brief moment.
Anyway, I fixed her hair into our usual tiny braid and then ponytail combo and placed my
Rainbow Ribbon...my heart was happy.
I kissed her good-bye at school and whispered my 2015 words of wisdom to her, "Remember Caroline, "no matter how small", remember it, find a way to do it. Make it a great day. I love you."
No matter how small.