Monday, March 15th, 2010
Hairdos, that is. I recently learned about a book with a hilarious concept behind it. Does Your Daughter Have Dad Hair? A Step-by-Step Guide for Dads is meant to teach fathers how to deal with their little girls’ hair, and includes color instructional photographs and info on the “psychology of the father-daughter bond.” My husband has declared himself exempt from all hairstyling duties when it comes to my older daughter’s hair, which is fine with me considering what happened when I went on a business trip when she was about 2 1/2. (That’s her in the top photo, which made me laugh so hard when he texted it to me that I cried. Below it is a more recent and accurate picture of her lovely curls.)
Anyway, this book strikes me as a direct reflection of our modern dual-parenting life. Here’s one great endorsement from a retired member of the U.S. Army Infantry: “After Desert Storm and two tours in Iraq I never imagined that something as simple as my daughters’ hair would be my undoing. All of my training left me ill-equipped to deal with this problem. Thanks to this book my daughters are no longer ashamed to go to school.”
Does your daughter’s hair ever get styled by Dad? Does she fare better than my girl did?