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Doing Her Sister’s Hair

Maura (2+) doesn’t let me brush her hair or add a barrette or bow when I visit.  And if you get a band in she is likely to pull it out.  I went upstairs to see how we were coming along on getting ready to load up the car. Drive to Laura’s and James’  for the 4th of July.  Anna(7+) was brushing and putting Maura’s hair into a ponytail. This is never an easy task.

Anna had just set the pink brush on the bench.  And Maura was sitting there with her feet dangling. Looking in the mirror.     I thought it best to get them unaware. No time to clear up the background.  Just shoot.   After a few minutes, Anna turns to me and said “She is my WORST customer.”

( The tattoo is temporary!)

16 responses

  1. Kristin

    Do all 2+ year olds hate having their hair combed? You were describing Clare to a “T”. What a cute photo! I know you are enjoying being w/ your grandchildren.

    July 14, 2011 at 6:47 am

  2. Marlene

    Priceless!

    July 14, 2011 at 7:03 am

  3. erica

    So sweet!!! I am so impressed with Mark and Erika’s “parenting!!” Not to menting your GRAND-parenting :-)

    July 14, 2011 at 7:19 am

  4. Maura loves to have her hair done but she doesn’t like to keep it in!

    July 14, 2011 at 7:34 am

    • Well I have tried to brush it when it looks pretty wild and she must know I don’t know what I am doing and I give up!

      July 14, 2011 at 7:37 am

  5. Vincie

    I love this one!

    July 14, 2011 at 7:37 am

  6. mary ann

    Love Love Love! sisterly love the best!

    July 14, 2011 at 7:43 am

  7. Sue Reinfeld

    That picture is one of a kind. I wish I had had a big sister, especially one who would take care of me like that.

    July 14, 2011 at 7:58 am

  8. That’s cute!

    July 14, 2011 at 8:18 am

  9. joyce

    How sweet!

    July 14, 2011 at 8:21 am

  10. marianne

    Way too cute! They are precious and after meeting Mara, I do not klnow how Anna got her to sit still to get her hair done. It was a special occasion! Priceless moments that sisters will love to see when they grow up. What a collection of wonderful family photos you have for them to cherish already!

    July 14, 2011 at 8:51 am

  11. Toni

    Wow – Anna seems to be doing a very good job!!! Adorable!!

    July 14, 2011 at 11:00 am

  12. I love the little crossed feet

    July 14, 2011 at 1:05 pm

  13. Love the 4th of July dress. :)

    July 14, 2011 at 6:24 pm

  14. Cj Coleman

    This photo has just taken the top love spot on my list. Oh how they will cherish this Ruth.

    July 14, 2011 at 10:54 pm

  15. I love the candid. Who cares about the ‘non-straightened’ background; the expressions on the girls’ faces are terrific.

    July 15, 2011 at 9:19 pm

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