Winner: Putting your hair up with a pencil!
Thanks for all the responses to our question about which Daring Girl activity you'd like to know more about. After a careful examination of the comments, it seems that the winner is ...
Putting Your Hair Up With a Pencil!!!!!!!!!
I agree that it's a very excellent thing to know. Why? Because you probably almost always have a pencil lolling around in the bottom of your backpack or purse, or locker, or the trunk of your mother's car.
So thank you to Miriam Peskowitz one of the authors of the Daring Book for Girls. She allowed us to share the top-secret (not really) details on how to achieve this hairstyle. But before we dive into the hairdo in our next post, we asked Miriam a question or two...
Jemma: Why did you include putting your hair up with a pencil in the book? What makes it a daring hairstyle and a daring look?
Daring Miriam: Hi Jemma. Thought you'd never ask! Well, if you have long hair, and you get into the thick of a game or an adventure, or maybe you're drawing and your hair is falling in your eyes - sticking your hair up with a pencil is a quick, easy fix, especially if you don't have a hairband or ponytail holder in easy reach.
Also, it's can look rather elegant, and it's fun to experiment with all that, without going to the salon or getting all tangled up in grown-up things.
Jemma: The pencil hairdo won in this small survey. Is there a daring girl activity that is most popular or one that you get asked about more than any other?
Miriam, the Daring: Oh yes. But, no, not really. Everyone has their favorite, and then it changes the next day. It might be Spies one day, tying a bandana the next, basketball the day after that. Or bird-watching. Or How to Tell a Ghost Story. Or ... you get the idea.
Jemma: Are there any daring girl suggestions for the upcoming holidays?
Double-Daring Miriam: Get outside and explore, even as the weather turns cold. Earn your own money to buy presents for people in your life. You can rake the neighbor's leaves or watch kids so their parents can go out and do their holiday errands (and don't forget the Daring chapter on How to Negotiate a Salary!).
Or make your own presents. There are lots of activities in the Daring Book for Girls and in The Double-Daring Book for Girls that would make great gifts, like a decoupage bowl, or a miniature sand garden, or a set of blocks for little kids.
If your family does holiday football game, make sure you join in and play, because being daring is all about getting into the game.
At any time of year, remember the Daring Girl credo: Enjoy Yourself, Learn New Things, Lead an Interesting Life.
Jemma: Perfecto! Thank you so much for visiting the Pink Blog.
Think pink (and be DARING)!