I remember quite clearly sitting in Mrs. Edward's 5th grade class during reading time, in a semi-circle, on the floor, listening to her read to us. I sat behind Melanie, and I asked her if I could try to French braid her hair. I'd watched my mom braid MANY times for color guard girls, so I just knew I could do it. And I did! After that, I think I braided several others that day.
For many, many other occasions, I was the one girls came to for French braids. From sporting events to band competitions, I did it countless times. Even in college, I remember waking up a little early and doing double braids for my suite-mate on several mornings!
So for almost 20 years - since 5th grade - I've waited for this day. The day when I'd have a little girl who would sit and let me braid her hair. It was a moment I'd thought about for a long time.
Not my best work, but pretty good for a squirmy 2-year-old with very fine hair! :o)
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