Saturday, August 6, 2011

threat level: two

it's that real mischievous look she gets to her.

her hair has caused us many tears. i have let my standard for hair fall low with girl number two. her scalp poses sensitivity that i can't wrap my head around. i look at the scalp, she cries. i talk about combing her hair, she cries. i lather it with moroccan oil, conditioner, and don't comb until it dries to no avail. yesterday was a pool day and i insist on the girls hair being up out of their faces for this venture. because of disney's tangled, they are both determined to swing from their own hair. so the pool with rapunzel like hair can be ahem, hairy.

while braiding ever so gently, she yells out with a red face and tears pooling in her eyes:


well, you better believe i was more scared of this tactic than the whipping threat. threat level red, level red i declared.

a hug and some funny jokes quickly remedied the scalp sensitivity and i was able to finish our pool braid. it might behoove me to go take up some karate myself with thoughts like that brewing in her head........


Kristy said...

Hilarious. I think I'd like to meet Ella.

Deanna said...

That girl cracks me up. Of course in the "I totally can relate and feel very deeply for Heidi" kind of way :-) She's a character for sure. What is it with girls and hair? I guess some girls like it and like to get their hair done, but that hasn't been my experience. We've gone with shorter locks the last couple years with Alia because I just couldn't handle the daily battle, tears, and drama that each morning entailed. I can't wait until she is old enough to do it by herself all the time!!

kate said...

hee hee! sorry for the grief it causes, but it sure is gorgeous hair!