Today’s post is inspired by Jen from Attempting zero waste in a military household…
Little Miss Green has a glorious mane of hair.
A cross between Mr Green’s (thick, luxurious) and mine (not too curly, not too straight), LMG took about 4 years to grow anything other than fluff.
Honestly I thought at one stage it would *never* grow and that we’d be sending her to school with a hat on to keep her head warm.
By the time she was four, she had eventually grown beautiful ringlets which reached all the way to her, erm, chin.
Very much like this, funnily enough:
What you might not be aware of is LMG’s strong will and tenacity.
She’s a powerful girl, a non-conformist who believes all boundaries and rules are to be tested for strength.
As any parent will testify; most children take a pair of scissors at some point in their lives and cut off a bit of fringe, right?
Well Little Miss Green did indeed go through this rite of passage and greeted me one morning looking like this:
Oh how this mama wept (in between the tears of laughter of course).
Did I mention this striking grade three cut was administered a week before she started school?
Lesson learned she never cut her hair again ( I don’t think she’d actually seen me cry before that event) and never really had it trimmed so eventually, this year, it ended up like this:
Now I don’t know if there is a ‘starting a new school’ theme or something going on, but Little Miss Green decided this year she was going to have her hair cut before moving up to secondary school.
So I took her to my friend who made a fine job of taking a few inches of the length:
And before I’d got my diary out for another appointment my friend had scooped up all the hair, ready to get rid of I guessed:
But no, she didn’t open her bin – she trotted off into the garden and…
What a fantastic zero waste outing it turned out to be! My friend no longer needs to buy coir matting for her worms; they’re happy with some cardboard and her customers’ hair! And in a few weeks Little Miss Green’s hair will have turned into this:
What about you; what wonderful things do you add to your compost heap / wormery?