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.
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!