when beatrix was very very little and had hardly any hair, the topic of growing it came up during one of our conversations. matt told me that he would like to let her hair grow down to her bottom. i laughed and thought it was a silly request. three years later our daughter's hair is almost to the middle of her bottom and i think it is beautiful for two reasons. the first reason is because at the very end of her golden tresses is the hair she had on her head when she came out of me. we have never cut it. the second reason i love her hair is because i get to watch one of the "toughest" men i have ever met in my life brush his little girl's hair. and that is a beautiful, beautiful thing to witness.