Column: Saying goodbye to ribbons and barrettes
In a few days, if all goes well, my kid will be done with elementary school. In anticipation of this, she decided to make a big change.
She cut her hair.
That long curtain of silky strands that went down to her waist, a beautiful mess that flew in the wind when she ran? Olvidate.
Gone are the dark trenzas that she secured with colorful rubber bands. No more is the high ponytail held tight with colorful bolitas. That hair, she explained, is what she wore when she was little.
For years, Mami has been buying headbands with cat ears and bows with hearts and bunnies on them to decorate her beautiful hair in the morning.