Yesterday morning Wildarne started the day with short short hair. She's had a fungal infection on her head for a long time and her previous care-givers just kept it cropped really close. The first time we met her we actually thought she was a boy because of her haircut.
We've been treating the infection, and yesterday we hired two friends of Nahomie's to come over and put extensions in Wildarne's hair.
Here she is at the beginning of the process.
And here she is NINE hours later. (Literally.)
It's adorable. She's adorable. Nick thinks it's really cute but bordering on a Haitian version of JonBenèt Ramsy. And though she did not enjoy the process, she loves it. She told us today that she is beautiful. My heart smiled when she said that because she's right. The way I see it, $10 in extensions and $6.00 in labor (yeah, labor is cheap here... 2 people, 9 hours of braiding= $6.00 total) is a VERY reasonable price to pay to give a little girl the confidence she needs to tell us she's beautiful.