Dads Can’t Do Kid’s Hair.
Dad’s can’t do kid’s hair.
Well, so I thought.
When my wife was pregnant with our first Chocolate baby, I had no I idea that I would become responsible for grooming their hair. I thought that somebody else would take care of it.
The barber. The Stylist. Their mom. Anybody but me!
I even got to the point where I would say “Their hair looks fine”, even though I knew it looked like a hot mess! I did this in hopes that my wife would find me unfit to take care of their hair.
But then that all changed!
Something clicked in my heart and in my mind. I saw that this was the perfect opportunity to have my kids undivided attention for an extended period of time.
One of the most important things your children can give you is their attention. When they do, you have the chance to share your love and wisdom with them. Sometimes you have to work really hard to get their attention. Other times, it may not be so hard.
I know that I’m not the best at hair styling, but I choose to learn and do what I can so that I can have this precious time with my kids, and their attention.
I want to encourage you to look for opportunities to have and keep your kids attention.
Proverbs 4:20 - "My child, pay attention to my words; listen closely to what I say."
Questions of the Day
Did your parents or cut or style your hair growing up? What do you remember about it?
When you have kids, what’s something that you want to teach them that you love to do? Why?
When you have your kid’s ear, you have their heart in your hands, ready to be molded.
Protect your life:
Having your kids ear is crucial. You have the opportunity to influence your kids daily, but it may not be as often that you'll have their complete attention, Having your kids attention is the same that God wants with us. He's willing to spend hours and days showing his love for us, just so we can give Him our attention. As you step into parenthood, I want you to remember how God loves you and desires your attention as His child. Let that be the blueprint for you as you strive to have your kids attention.
Keep your network poppin:
Send this to your barber or stylist and ask if they talk to their clients. And if so, about what?
This is a collaborative effort between Beleaf in Fatherhood and Donte Allen.
Donte Allen is a Husband, Father, and content creator, on a journey to become a full-time writer. He aspires to encourage and engage believers and parents with practical wisdom