Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Sesame Street Hair Song

I do not have a little girl and i dont think i will have the Baby Bugs hair grown out any time while i make the decisions about his hair.  BUT i love this video so i am sharing.

I think i love it so much b/c i have always had THICK THICK hair and when i was little my mom and dad wanted their little girl to have long hair.  So when i was little i walked around with a blanket of hair on my head.  No Joke.  If you know any one who knew me when i was little ask them one thing they remember about me and the first thing they will say is she had hair she was tender headed. My dad even got schooled at one point when he was given the opportunity to "do my hair" one day...didn't even make it through one pony tail before he handed the comb and brush back to mom  saying " i will never question anything that deals with her hair again".
When i was 1 it was just kinda all over the place and free
I think i was 4 or 5 here, but check the pony tails...not pressed, and in at least 4 pony tails at all times, my mom kept it done and CUTE!

I loved and still LOVE my hair.  Even though i have had stylist charge me more, refer me to other stylist because they couldn't deal, and even threaten to cut my hair off before my mom came back pick me up.  So i share this song b/c even at 29 years young it makes me smile and sing along.  Enjoy it, share it and maybe you to will be able to relate at any age!

1 comment:

  1. Just read this on NPR and wanted to share...

    "Joey Mazzarino, the head writer of Sesame Street, is also a Muppeteer who wrote the song for his daughter. Mazzarino is Italian. He and his wife adopted their 5-year-old daughter, Segi, from Ethiopia when she was a year old.

    Mazzarino says he wrote the song after noticing his daughter playing with dolls.

    "She wanted to have long blond hair and straight hair, and she wanted to be able to bounce it around," he tells NPR's Melissa Block.

    Mazzarino says he began to get worried, but he thought it was only a problem that white parents of African-American children have. Then he realized the problem was much larger.

    In writing the song, he wanted to say in song what he says to his daughter: "Your hair is great. You can put it in ponytails. You can put it in cornrows. I wish I had hair like you."

    That simple message has caused an outpouring of responses from women. Mazzarino got a call from an African woman who told him the song brought her to tears. "I was amazed, 'cause I sort of wrote this little thing for my daughter, and here this adult woman, it touched her," he says.

    Mazzarino says he's happy to report that Segi loves the song — and her hair."