The Back of Lorelei’s Head

February 23, 2016 by Jennifer Carsen

Despite being one of the baldest babies on the block for a very long time, Lorelei is now sporting a thick head of gorgeous blond hair (currently cut into a shiny, swingy bob that would easily land her a spot in one of those Vidal Sassoon commercials from the 1980s).

I spend a lot of time looking at that pretty hair. It occurred to me yesterday, as I was seeing her off to her school-vacation-week camp, how often I’m saying goodbye to the back of her head.

She’s always so excited to be off and running to the next thing – whether it’s school, camp, a playdate, or even a dental checkup – that I’m usually a distant object in the rear-view mirror long before I’ve even left the room. This was true even when she was tiny, smiling at the big world around her from her perch in the Baby Björn.

This is one of the very best things about our girl.

I hope she’s always this excited to get out there and take on the world. And that she knows, even when she’s charging full-steam ahead, that I’m still there and behind her every step of the way.


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