Mothers Day is coming and so I decided to participate in the MOMMY AND ME HAIR
pic project in honor of the day (Thanks Debbie
for the info). It is a project where you submit a photo of you and your child with matching hairstyles.
I am normally blond, but I died my hair with a non-permanent dye and so for a little while Pineapple Princess and I could have matching hair. It is not the most flattering on me, but it is fun nonetheless.
I knew that having matching hair and getting our photo together would make Piney happy. She likes to know how she is similar to any member of our family. This is one way that she feels like she belongs. Periodically I will point out things that are the same between her and me or her and other family members.
Nobody likes to feel like the odd one out and so it is especially reassuring to adopted children to feel included and part of the family. So join in the project if you like (hurry! Deadline is today) or check out the final project on Mothers day and make your child feel special.
Labels: after adoption: transitioning successfully, bonding activities with your adopted child