Monday, February 6, 2012

Friendly and Helpful

One part of the Girl Scout Law states that Girl Scouts are friendly and helpful.  We discussed it at Ellie's troop meeting two weeks ago.  As a parent and a Girl Scout leader, it's nice when I get to see something like that being taken to heart.

See, it's long been a source of pride for Ellie to know that she has the longest hair in the family.  Lexi once held that title, but she had to relinquish it after suffering a self-inflicted mullet.  Ellie has loved her long hair and has been the most willing of all my girls to let me play with it, so I've loved it, too.

Then, about a month ago I was shampooing her and she said to me, completely out of the blue, "Mom, I want to get my hair cut and give it to that place that makes wigs for kids who don't have hair."

And I was blown away.

I don't know where she heard about Locks of Love, but I'm glad she did.  On Saturday we went to see my friend Erica and, after wavering a little bit, Ellie decided to go ahead and give the long hair title back to her sister.


(Thank you, Vicki, for the cell phone picture! Mine didn't turn out.)


She's so excited to mail her ponytail to Locks of Love so another little girl can have beautiful hair.  I'm so proud of my girl!


  1. I love the look on her face. What a sweetie!

  2. Ellie is gorgeous. . . inside and out!

  3. Let me blink through my tears here so I can type...(Blink, blink)...What a cute little girl and such a treat for whoever ends up with that pretty little ponytail!! I love her new haircut!! It is so cute!

  4. She is such a great kid. :) And she looks adorable with her new hairstyle. Good job, Allison, on raising such wonderful daughters. (Can we have a formal betrothal ceremony? I have 3 sons who I think aren't too bad...)

  5. Sariah, let's do it!

    And thanks, everyone! She's a pretty special kid. I'm just blessed to call her mine!


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