This is how Cadence wakes up some mornings. I'm not joking. We didn't rat her hair for this picture!
She calls my names and wants me to hold her for 15 minutes - not Cooper. Then we proceed to get ready for the day. She doesn't want to use the big girl potty because she wants to be a baby, but usually she will oblige my request and sit on the potty. Then we get dressed, make her bed, put her books away and....do her hair. This is the major morning struggle. She doesn't want me to comb her hair. It is snarly. It hurts. I have to get it wet. I have tried detangler that smells good and it doesn't seem to work. I put conditioner on it when we wash her hair and it helps some. Combing her hair seems to take forever. She squiggles, dances, plays around and turns her head back and forth so I can't do it. All of this happens while she is on top of the counter in the bathroom so she can't run away.
Some days, I almost give up and let her go without getting her hair combed until I think about her looking like a neglected orphan when we go out. Really, who would let their daughter be seen in public looking like the above picture? So, I am looking for solutions to this battle. Any ideas? How do I make her hair less snarly so she will let me comb it? Until the blessed day comes that I can do her hair without a huge fuss and fight, please understand that I do my best. Some of the cute braids and intricate hair styles that would look so cute will have to wait. A pony on the top of the head will have to do.