Every kid needs someone to look up to. It's especially nice if that someone is super confident and very capable.
The Littlest Carrotstick and his two buddies, Z. and I. found just such a person at soccer camp last year. Last year, in the tradition of all the best soccer players, Z. and I. came to camp sporting faux-hawks (a hairy relative to the mohawk, in case you were wondering.) They eventually won the Littlest Carrotstick over to the dark side, and he too began applying massive amounts of gel to his hair in order to support the coveted faux-hawk.
On the last day of camp, their incredibly tall, blond, tan, and athletic college-soccer-player/camp coach put her long blond hair up into a ponytail faux-hawk. It was quite impressive. And good to see a girl so confident in herself.
That was it. The last straw. They thought their coach had skills, and was pretty cool, but after the ponytail faux-hawk, that girl had won their hearts forever.
Z. and the Littlest Carrotstick went to more than one womens college soccer game last year, just to see their amazing Amazonian coach/player.
This year, the Littlest Carrotstick, Z. and I., went, once again, to soccer camp. Guess who else was there, and who had to have her little faux-hawk fan club on her team once again? You got it -- Faux-Hawk Girl.
They might not have won her over with their mad soccer skills, but their killer fashion sense (and blatant idol worship) really must have made an impression.