However, I do have the resources to help me figure it out, I haven't pulled out her hair (yet), I have plenty of time, and I thought it was exciting and rewarding! As for whether I have offended anyone by adorning Megan's head, I know not. Only time will tell.
Here are some views of Megan's new head. I really don't know what to think of it; I don't know if it's cute or ridiculous. There wasn't really much else I could do with her hair because it's only long on the top. It will be nice when her hair starts growing in on the sides and back (but it could still be a few years). I've been looking on a zillion sites and blogs, and asking my friends-who've-done-this-before for advice. We don't have hundreds of dollars to spend on salons, so Meg will be going to Salon D'Harmony as long as possible.
So, what do you think? (Please, be honest. You're not going to hurt my feelings if you tell me you think it makes her look like Frankenstein, or that I'm totally incapable and should just shave it off.)
No matter what you think, I refuse to quit.
I refuse to be one of those white moms who can't do her daughter's hair.
I refuse to be one of those white moms whose girl has second-best hair.
I refuse to let her lose her identity because of my inability.
I will keep learning.
I will keep trying.
I will keep becoming the stylist she needs me to be.
We love you, Princess Megan!