As always - The Cast of Characters
Me (The Daddy)
The Bean: Age 7
The Butterfly: Age 5
The Darling Wife
I am now convinced there is a pecking order amongst we Stay At Home Dads.
There is the Little League SAHD. The Tennis SAHD. The Soccer SAHD.
Then there is the Ballet SAHD. I could not be less in my element being a Ballet SAHD.
There was one other Ballet SAHD at the studio. He refuses to make eye contact with me.
The image to the right is what Ballet Hair is supposed to look like.
My version didn't look much like this at all. In fact, my version might be considered a crime against hair.
It's not that hard according to My Sister.
"First, you brush her hair," she says. I think I've blogged before about my incompetence with this task.
"Then you make a tight pony tail, twirl it into a bun, hold it in place with some bobby pins, add the scrunchie, and affix more bobby pins."
"Just try it."
As luck would have it, The Butterfly was first in line.
“Hold still, Little Butterfly,” I say.
As expected, The Butterfly doesn't hold very still, but I did my best.
My Sister remarks that she "looks like she fell off the turnip truck". So she swoops in and within a couple of minutes, The Butterfly has perfect Ballet Hair.
I watched. I took notes. I was ready for Prime Time. I was ready for The Bean.
The Bean held very still and I performed all of the steps above.
Her hair comes a-tumbling down and the scrunchie falls to the floor.
The Bean kisses me. “Thank you for trying, Dad,” she says.