Tuesday, April 15, 2008


No matter where the conversation begins, it usually ends with hair.

“Blah blah blah…Iraq?”
“I agree, but blah blah blah…ponytail.”

Yep, that’s pretty much how goes with the Robinson/Hall girls. One can not place too much emphasis on the importance of hair. Want proof? Look at my mom’s arsenal of hair products. And notice all of the round brushes I use to create one hair-do.

They may look similar, but believe me, each one serves an independent and extremely important function.

Perhaps the most damning piece of evidence in our hair obsession case is this:


I was beloved and special until my sister Sierra spouted her first curl. Then, all of the sudden, I was demoted to house elf. Sierra was the favorite. I would be angry, but who could have bad feelings toward a person whose hair could do this one day:

And this the next:

Oh and this:

Not may people know this about Sierra, but she is paying her way through college by charging people for the opportunity to run their fingers through her hair. I should know. I’ve already forked out a semester worth of groceries so that I could brush her beauteous mane for an hour. Might I add that it was worth every penny.

Now that you understand the importance that a Robinson woman places on hair, visualize the stir Kiana caused when she was born like this:


Good thing the Robinson women are crafty. I now have a “hair support” drawer containing everything (short of Rogaine) that a bald little girl could use. Most of the ribbons and hats were supplied or hand made by my dear mother.

This month has been a good one for Kiana’s scalp, though. It began with the growth of one hair (only discernable in the sunlight). But soon other little hairs followed suit. Although I can’t yet articulate the color of Kiana’s hair, her head has become a glorious crown of fuzz. I happily pet her fluffy little scalp everyday. Doug even joined in the fun yesterday.

Go Kiana!

P.S. Sierra is not really the favorite. I am the favorite. I will always be the favorite.


Janssen said...

Sierra does have some astonishingly good hair. But then, so do you.

I would be thrilled to have either of your hairs. :)

Melanie said...

I've never really thought about it, but now that you mention it, hair is of major importance in my family too. Maybe that's because in my extended family the girls greatly outnumber the boys. There's always commentary on the color, cut, length of everyone's hair.

Audrey said...

This was so cute as all your posts are. Your sister does have thick and beautiful hair. Now, do you honestly use five different brushes for one hairstyle? I use two brushes and a comb and I thought that was getting a tad ridiculous.

Bethany said...

Yes I do. Promise.

Kyle and Alli said...

Hi Bethany! I am glad that we can be blogging friends! if it gives you any comfort, I was bald until I was 3 years old... no joke. My hair is thick and good now, but I only use one brush... I must be missing out on something!

Anonymous said...

Haha after Tyson read this blog, he ran his fingers through my hair and said, "I'm glad I get to do that for free!" One of the perks of being my boyfriend, I suppose.

I'd like to go on record and state that I am in fact the favorite.

Kristy said...

Um, I thought I was the favorite. :) Kiana is beautiful, like her mama and Aunt Sierra.

adrienne said...

Jared is the favorite.

JulieAnn said...

Wow - that is quite the selection of round brushes - do you give lessons? I could use some!

PS You're family is beautiful. Congratulations on all the great things that have happened since I saw you last!

JulieAnn Rosenthal

Meliss said...

FYI! I've always thought that you had great hair. I'm secretly happy to hear that it takes some work to get it to look that good! But as I round-brushed my hair this morning, I kept thinking to myself that I'd better go invest in 4 more. I have no idea how I would use more than 1, but 5 round-brushes must equal amazing hair.

brenley said...

your blog is good for the soul! makes me laugh every time i read it!