My daycare provider and I have a pretty amazing relationship, which means that I get to have honest and insightful conversations about her perspective on modern motherhood. Annie is in her sixties with three grown children and four beautiful grandchildren. Being a mother and someone who deals with mothers all day long, she's formed some pretty strong opinions about how parenting has evolved and changed. Last week, we discussed one of her very biggest pet peeves.
A toddler who goes to our daycare comes in every day with a huge mess of tangles in the back of her hair. It constantly looks as if the child has never seen a comb. Everyday, Annie sits down and patiently brushes out the little girl's hair. Even though this frustrates her, she never mentions anything to the mother, never suggesting that the child's hair be brushed before she comes to daycare. One particularly busy day, Annie didn't get a chance to fix the girl's hair. It stayed tangled and ratted all day long. At 5pm,Read More »from How Important Is Your Child’s Appearance?