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Trying to Do a Toddler's Hair is Like Wrestling an Alligator

I have been fortunate enough to have a lot of firsts with my daughter.

First girl in our family.
First toddler breastfeeding.
First granddaughter.

But nothing compares to the fact that she is the first child that I’ve refused to cut her hair. By 14 months, almost 15 months old, both of our sons had already had their first hair cuts. With her I have no desire to cut her hair.

But lately as her hair gets longer and longer, and she is more aware of the hair clips and accessories I am putting into her hair… it is becoming damn near impossible to get her hair to look acceptable.

First the hair clips worked to keep the hair out of her eyes. Until she learned how to rip them out of her hair.
Then came her little ponytail on the top of her head which did the job for a good two months.
But then her hair just got too long for the one pony tail on the top of her head and it started becoming unruly.

Today I got into the playpen with Addison so she was contained, and couldn’t try and run away. I took out her new brush and some fancy soft hair ties and did my best to widdle together pig tails.

Through the entire process I decided that people are right by saying little boys are so much easier to deal with. I also decided that attempting to do a toddler’s hair in any kind of fancy Pinterest type design is impossible.

Trying to make my toddler’s hair presentable is like trying to wrestle an alligator!

 

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