Saturday, September 29, 2012

I Don't Like My Hair

My three year old daughter has the cutest curly red hair! She tells me, "I don't like Curly Hair." She's three and she already doesn't like something about herself and it really bothers me, I want my girls to love themselves how God made them.  So I'm not going to fret I'm going to come up with a solution. 

1.)  Naturally I started simple.  When I did her hair I'd say things like, "I love your curly Hair, it's so pretty!" Others are always giving her compliments on her hair too.  Well, it turns out kids don't always think what others do. :)

2.)  I tried getting her a "special spray."  It's a curling gel spray.  She has other sisters so I tried to make this special for her.  I told her it was just hers and no one else could use it.  Oh she loved that.  Something that her sisters didn't get to do, that was awesome.  For like three days then she was letting everyone use it because she didn't want to use it.  Awe that made me very sad it really did make her curls very defined and like ringlets all over.  She didn't like it.  Sigh!

3.)  As I was thinking about the problem it accured to me that everytime someone asked, "Where does she get that curly Hair?" I reply, "From her dad but he doesn't like it so we cut it when it starts to curl."  Oh crap!!! What was I thinking.  Surrrre...her dad doesn't like curly hair so why should she.  So I had to do operation... "Fix that Mistake."  So I had my husband talk to her about his hair and why he keeps it cut and that he likes his hair. Then He got out his old photo album and showed her his curly hair.  She really liked that.  You might too...
Awe soooo cute!!!  But it didn't really solve the problem....I still got, "I don't like curly hair."

4.)  I was visiting with my mom about it and she said that she saw this video with a Sesame Street Puppet singing "I Love My Hair!"  So we looked up the video I Love My Hair (click her for the link to watch the video for yourself).  It is a really good video it even made me like my hair a bit better. :)  So we decided to make our own video about loving our Hair.  (The first thing she sang was I hate curly hair but it wasn't aloud after that. :)  Here goes...

After all this she said she liked her hair.  I was feeling quite satisfied.

5.) .....the next morning after all that, I love curly hair buisiness, guess what she says...."I don't like curly hair."  AHHHHHH!!!!  I'd had it.  I was really mad.  Grantid it wasn't the right approach but I'm not really known for wearing my emotions lightly and we had done so much and I felt like how else was I going to get her to like her hair.  So I was not quite and I just went on and on about how I wished she liked her hair and how upset I was that she didn't because I loved her the way she was and that I really wanted her too.  Dad saved her from my ranting and took her aside and explained to her that I was really just very sad that she didn't like her hair and talked to her very nice and sweet.
She came over to me and said, "I like my hair mom."  I almost cried.

*Update:  She has days where she likes it and days where she doesn't, but I guess that's all of us. She tells people out in public, "you have curly hair like me." She even said that I had curly hair like her I didn't have the heart to tell her the truth. "Do you like your curly hair mommy?" "Yes I do!":)

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Everything Around the Kitchen Sink

So I catch myself the other day complaining about the junk (i.e. soap, scraper and brushes) around the sink. "I hate this crap always falling into my sink." When I'm trying to do the dishes...plunk...when I'm trying to wash my hands...plop...when I'm trying to look out the window and enjoy the outdoors...splank!!! Okay so you get the point. So then why do I just keep letting it happen?!? ERRRG!! Well not anymore!

Game plan:

I live in an extremely small town, to my standard anyway, about 1100 people. There are not many places to go and shop I have to make do.

1.) Trip to Hometown and go shopping!!!

I do really love to shop unfortunately my budget and town of slumber does not always permit this activity.

2.) Go to Thrift Stores, Garage sales, and Antique stores searching for unique and interesting items for storage.

3.) Enjoy it!!! (And I did.)

I met up with my best friend from High School and we hit the streets in search of the perfect things for my kitchen. Here is what I found: that really neat clay basin for all of my plunk, plop, and splank items around my sink. I found it at this really neat antique store "Retro" (Casper, WY) for $10; great find!!! Everything fits nice and neatly just inside no more crashing into the sink when I am doing dishes... Plus it is easily accessible for when I need to use the so called crap. Which really are essential items that I need for sink activities. Plus it looks much cleaner. Oh man, that dish rag around the middle console, my husband hates that!! Well maybe that's a dilemma for another day. I know that the old metal sink and faucets are but that will just have to wait I can complain about that a little longer. J/k I can look forward to the change in the future!

I also have to point out the gorgeous pitcher that I found at Ross for $8; unique and a fun pop of color. Another kitchen item that I found at "Retro" on my hunt for goodies is this awesome
napkin holder for...dang it I can't remember how much...Cheap! :)

Anyone else have this problem with their kitchen Sink?  What were your solutions?