War Over Blue Ivy's Hair Is the Dumbest Parenting Battle Yet

Blue Ivy HairJust when you thought you'd heard every mommy war ever pitched, a new battle has begun. Have you heard about the petition on Change.org to force Beyonce and Jay Z to take better care of Blue Ivy's hair? More than 2,000 people have signed the petition to comb a toddler's hair.

Yes, America, we have reached a whole new level of crazy on the judging one another's parenting scale. How you wield a hairbrush could now make you a pariah on the playground.

Says the petition:

As a woman who understands the importance of hair care. It's disturbing to watch a child suffering from the lack of hair moisture. The parents of Blue Ivy. Sean Carter A.K.A Jay-Z and Beyoncé has failed at numerous attempts of doing Blue Ivy Hair. This matter has escalated to the child developing matted dreads and lint balls. Please let's get the word out to properly care for Blue Ivy hair.

To which we have to say ... really?

Sure, brushing a child's hair is part of a hygienic childhood. Kids need at least a semblance of hair maintenance.

But anyone who has spent any time with a toddler knows that is easier said then done. Kids tend to rate the hairbrush about on par with the tube of sunscreen: both are seen as instruments of torture, and they produce ear-splitting shrieks when taken out. Not to mention, we have all put in time and effort on our kiddo's hair only to put them in the car seat and see all that work get smushed ... or see them rip bows and barrettes out and send them flinging within seconds of walking away from Mom and Dad.

You try ... and sometimes you just pick another, more important battle, like getting them to brush their teeth or eat something green, accepting that no mom is perfect. So who are we to judge the 'do of someone else's toddler?

If anything, Blue Ivy's messy mop should make the rest of us feel a bit better about our own kids' wild locks.

Jay Z and Beyonce may have oodles of dollars to spend on their kid, but even they don't have a magic fix for the issue that is dealing with a toddler's hair.

Do you judge other parents on the way their toddler's hair looks? How about YOUR toddler's hair? How neat is it?

 

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mojoe... mojoe12776

Good God. Really? People are dying from cancer and other horrible diseases and kids are starving in poverty and we give a shit about THIS?? Whoever started this petition is an idiot. Period. End of sentence.

mojoe... mojoe12776

Good God. Really? People are dying from cancer and other horrible diseases and kids are starving in poverty and we give a shit about THIS?? Whoever started this petition is an idiot. Period. End of sentence.

SNAPA SNAPA

I am so sick of talking about it. I wish my fellow Africans Americans will just leave it alone. It is her child and she should be able to choose what to do with her hair with no problems. This is not an health issue, per se (I just KNOW someone will beg to differ). The child is healthy, happy, and growing just fine. I remember the 1st time we were able to lay our eyes on the back of Blue's head, she was having a bad hair day and it caused a whole lot of problems from folks telling them what to do with thier child. I want to think that Jay & Bey thumbed the noses and did the complete opposite...they made sure the paparazzi caught pics of Blue's messed up 'do. I want to think that in the company of the family & close-knit friends, Blue's head was combed. Some people need to get a life.

Lucki... Luckicharmz

first world problems at it's best.........

Denise O'Connor Sipes

Jesus   its their child  if they want her hair to be messy than its their choice.  

jjjjj... jjjjjackie467

Live your life and leave everyone else the hell alone.

Katie Bogdan Sunderlin

People need take a freaking chill pill. Curly hair is a pain in the butt to take care of regardless of race/ethnicity. Now put curly hair on a 2 year old and it is a nightmare waiting to happen. I have a 2 year old daughter who has curly hair. In the morning I will put in spray conditioner and give it a comb. Give it an hour it is a mess despite maticulous combing. Toddlers are going to have messy hair no matter how much or how little you put into it. I see nothing wrong with Blue's hair, looks normal for a 2 year old child.

Heidi Glasgow Bosworth

Stop the presses! Blue Ivy's having a bad hair day!


Let me know when there is something more substantial to get all excited about..... like finding a cure for cancer...This wasn't worth printing a story about....

Kimberley Galloway Reid

I didn't realize how SERIOUS this problem was! OMG! Maybe we should have a telethon or something!

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