Sunday, October 5, 2008

hAiR wArS

I remember when I was between the ages of four and eight, my mom and I would fight over doing my hair in the mornings. I hated the way she brushed it and curled it under with the curling iron. We would have yelling matches daily over it, she always won. 
I swore I would never put my daughter threw the pain and agony of doing her hair every morning like my mom did to me, and for awhile there, I stuck to promise. Well, things change and I can't stand the way Emme's head of uncontrollable hair looks when she does it herself so I had to take charge. Now,  I'm having the same arguments with Emme that I had with my mother over having neatly combed hair. I thought tonight would be no different, but being as brilliant as I am, I decided to toy with her mind a little. Just a little. Here's how the toying went...
Emme: Aren't you done yet? The blow dryer is too hot and I'm tired of standing here looking at the wall!
Mom: Almost. I just need to run the curling brush threw your hair.
Emme: Oh no you don't! That thing hurts! I don't care if my hair looks like a mess, you're not doing that to my hair.
Mom: Hmm... All the pop stars are doing it. I thought you loved Hannah Montana's hair?
Emme: sigh... Okay, but make it snappy!

There you have it. She didn't complain after that. It was amazing, and her hair looks great and it's been a long time since I could actually say that. Now was it bad of me to use the pop star card to get her to cooperate? Yes, yes it was, but so worth it...

5 comments:

Grandma Gerri said...

See you live you learn, and it just proves Andrew was right you are a genius!!!

Betsy said...

We moms have to outwit and outsmart everyone at times...even the hubbies! ;)

kristi said...

Hi, I found you through Casdok's faces of autism blog. I'll add you to my blogroll!

Tice said...

Sounds like good times. I love arguing with girls to brush their hair. It was a fun hobby of mine when Kylie's hair was so long. I'm glad those days are over. Here's to short hair for my girls until they learn to brush it on their own. (Me so lazy sometimes.)

april said...

i knew you were wise. pretty impressive there.