Anyone who knows Katie well knows that she does not like to have her hair pulled up and our of her face. I am not sure why she likes to go for the unkempt look but I have been doing my best to make sure her hair at least gets brushed every day. I already had to tell her that her school wouldn't let her in unless she wore her hair up out of her face. It worked and I have kept up my end of the bargain by doing something with her hair every day. As her bangs grow out more and more, it becomes much more manageable.
As I was doing her hair this morning, I asked her if she wanted a braid. In the past, the answer has always been no but I figured I would give it another shot. I told her what it would look like and she agreed because she wanted to wear more than one color elastic in her hair. When I finished braiding it, I showed it to her in the mirror. Katie's response, "I love this braid!". Finally, a hairstyle that she approved of.
Here is a picture of her happily displaying her braid.