Well, I've had quite the disaster with my hair. I was trying to make it work this morning, already quite frustrated and nearly in tears, when Bella said " wow! Your hair looks weird" from her newly toothless mouth. Wow is right. She wasn't intending to be unkind, but I needed support and comfort over my hair (trust me, it's a long story, but you'd understand). I told her "that wasn't a very encouraging thing to say". I thought for a moment she got very embarrassed and sad like she sometimes does when she disappoints us. However, she said "oh" and walked away.
Micah was in the kitchen with Claire who said through closed teeth, as I'd doing this made it an untraceable secret, "did you hear what Bella said to mom about her hair?". Then she grinned and she and Micah had a good chuckle.
Oh, the joys of teaching my children the power behind words.
I suppose I should also teach them that pretty hair is vain, and my hair shouldn't bother me. Seriously, you'd be a little frustrated if it had happened to you. But that's another post.