Post by wanderingfrog on Jan 23, 2012 21:23:02 GMT -5
I wonder how old Mary Anne was when she learned how to put her own hair in braids, and if Richard braided it for her before that. The idea of Richard Spier braiding hair is both adorable and hilarious.
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Listen-through Progress: #29 Mallory and the Mystery Diary (November 1989)
Post by oldhickory on Jan 23, 2012 22:38:14 GMT -5
as much as i would love it, i just don't see it. they were all formal and stiff around each other early on so i would think he would feel uncomfortable braiding her hair. he was a lot less hands-on than that. and besides, he wouldn't be any good fixing hair. so i would think that MA took care of her own hair starting really early on. she probably learned how to braid from claudia or mimi or on the playground.
Yeah, I would think that Richard did it himself when she was very young, even if he was stiff and formal. How else is a 3- or 4-year-old going to learn? I would guess she started doing it herself in elementary school.
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I bet Richard did it himself. Lots of men braid their daughter's hair. I would.
I can kind of understand the braid thing. Long hair on little girls tangles and it's a PITA. I can understand why Richard would choose just to braid it when it's wet so he wouldn't have to deal with untangling it all the time, and then it took him a while to realize, hey, Mary Anne can probably deal with her hair herself now. Although frankly, I don't understand why he didn't just have her hair bobbed or something.
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Yeah I remember the mention in Mary Anne's book. My dad would try to do my hair for school cause my mom would leave for work before I woke up, and it was awkward too though he would manage to finish it. And aw imagine if she had a cute bowl cut as a kid like many did in the 80's and 90's