Just 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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