Sadly, I missed Storytelling Sunday for October but I really want to participate for November. I have been racking my brain for a good story and have drawn a blank, until this morning. So here is a brand new story hot off the press this morning ...
This is about The Princess, the one who never likes to draw attention to herself, the one who didn't speak at school for FOUR years! You would never have guessed that she was that way if you ever saw her at home, as she is the loudest of our three children. However, the minute a non-family member is present she is silent. At her school they have a 'Crazy Hair Day' fundraiser each year for an orphanage in Bali and a local charity (chosen each year by the senior class).
Now if you have ever perused Pinterest I am sure you will have seen lots of photos of crazy hair. I used one such photo as inspiration for my Halloween costume this year (more on that later LOL) but each year I have tried to get The Princess to be just a little adventurous and it was a disaster. I have offered to use coloured hair spray - NO! I once braided wire into her long plaits so that she could then have them hold any shape she wanted. She took one look at it in the mirror and - NO! So each year I have helped her put her hair in a high pony tail and tried bright ribbons around it.
Last night The Princess mentioned that it was Crazy Hair Day today, had I not received the note? She is sure she left it out for me ... hmmmmm NO! Being cheeky I offered to do her hair like mine was for Halloween - NO! I asked her if there was anything special she wanted me to do? I received a shrug and a blank look so I suggested that she google 'crazy hair'. For the next half hour all I heard were giggles and then "Mom, do you think you could do this one?"! I was amazed, The Princess is growing in confidence (YEAH!). I knew that she was getting braver as she presented a talk to her whole class this year, in the past she would have just stood up there silently waiting for the teacher to give in and ask her to sit back down, or she would have whispered it so that no one could hear.
So meet my 'Crazy Hair Stegosaur' ...
With coloured bobby pins for that added pop of fun! She was very excited this morning and I hope that this is the start of The Princess starting to blossom :-)
If you like a good story then head on over to the host of this series, Sian. There is always a collection of good stories to read each month. They will make you laugh, cry, think and everything in-between.