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Wow! What a DAD!

Wow!  What a dad!

This blog is inspired by an article I read about single dad of a three year old daughter who went to extraordinary measures for her.

The outfit When Brad is in charge of getting Charlotte bathed and dressed in the morning, I sometimes cringe when I think about how she is going to look.  He ALWAYS goes for that one outfit in the closet that I hate.   It is amazing that it can even be stuffed in the back of the closet in a ball, and he will find it and decide that this is the outfit (as apposed to the million other CUTE outfits).  This is the outfit that I will see every once in a while and think to myself “just get rid of this” and of course on the day “dad is in charge,” it appears.  The hair Brad does not even know what to do with Charlotte’s hair.  It is in that in between stage where you either cut bangs or just grow it out.  We are growing it out so we are in that stage where you HAVE to have a rubber band in it at all times in order for the child to see.  Normally he will grab a bow and put it in her hair but it only stays there for a second.  He doesn’t realize that you have to have something to anchor the bow with.  You have to do a rubber band pony tail and stick the bow on top of the rubber band.   If you are the parent of a little girl you know that an outfit/hairstyle can make or break your child.  I know that sounds terrible but my child can go from looking like a ragamuffin to super cute in a matter of a minute.  A cute outfit and a cute hair style can make a huge difference.  A bow on top of all of this is just a bonus.  We live in Texasso the bigger the bow, the better!  The un-styled child:  (way more fun!!!!!)

I giggled when I read the story about Greg Wickherst.  Apparently my husband is not alone in this. 

Meet the ‘Hair Dad’ of Facebook: Single father who was worried about styling his daughter’s tresses decided to take a course… and ended up top of his class From: The Daily Mail

A single dad in Colorado has easily become a strong contender for ‘Father of the Year’. 

Greg Wickherst, of Pueblo, has primary custody of his daughter, Izzy, after splitting from the three-year-old’s mother.

But as he adjusted to parenting a little girl by himself, there was one main obstacle – doing her hair.

However, as an admissions representative at the IntelliTec College, he decided to turn to the cosmetology department for help.

After speaking with some students about his situation, Wickherst started spending his lunch breaks getting tutorials from a cosmetologist. 

‘I spent a couple hours just working on a mannequin and she showed me how to do a bun, a french braid, all the different styles,’ he told Buzzfeed News.

And Wickherst picked the rest up incredibly quickly.

‘It blew my mind how easy it was to do a bun,’ he said. 

‘I thought it was something super special, like real intricate, especially the one where you don’t finish pulling the ponytail.

‘I thought, Oh my god, that’s so pretty for something that’s so simple..

‘I don’t think most guys know that it’s that simple.’ 

The result?

Wickherst has not only become quite the hair stylist, but his newfound craft has made him a sensation on Facebook, where he posts pictures of his work, some of which are his own creations.

Furthermore, doing Izzy’s hair is the best part of his day.

‘My favorite part of the day is when I wake her up and get her out of bed and she’s still sleepy, so she nuzzles her face into my neck,’ he said.

‘That love right there, feeling that love and that trust is the most rewarding part.’

I really think that dad’s today are a lot different than the dad’s of my father’s generation.  My mom said that she doesn’t even think that my dad changed one diaper.  I know that there were some guys who changed diapers but I think that it was primarily the women that were doing most of these duties.  I look around now at my husband and my friend’s husbands and most of them share in all of the duties.  If we are at a bbq, it is very common to see the dads changing diapers and watching the kids.  A lot of my friends are stay at home moms and their husbands still help out a lot.  My question for you is this?  What happens when you put your husband in change of getting your daughter ready?

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