Sometimes Its The Simple Things
Sometimes the simplest things can fix a huge problem.
My 8 year old, Mary, is quite a little handful. She has been since she was born. LoL. She is the baby, and she is left handed, which in my opinion is associated with a very strong personality. Once again, only my opinion. Mary has very long hair, past her waist. For years every day has been a battle with her to brush her hair. I use tons of conditioner, tangle spray, hair softener, keep it braided, but still she cries every time I brush her hair. I brush her hair very gently, try to play silly games with her while I am brushing, but nothing has ever worked, until now. I still can't believe what the solution was. I was passing by a yard sale a couple of weeks ago and spotted this giraffe "chair". I instantly fell in love with it. Although I don't have a toddler I bought it anyway. I thought if nothing else we could give it to someone who does have a toddler.
When we got home I cleaned the giraffe and Mary started combing it's hair. I let her sit on it, even though she is 8 she is still my baby. :) I realized how happy this giraffe made her so the next morning when it was time to brush her hair I called Mary in to sit on the giraffe while I brushed. I told her that this giraffe was the "no cry zone" and that to sit on the giraffe you couldn't cry. To my surprise I brushed her hair and styled it without one complaint or tear.
I was in shock. I still don't know why this worked, maybe she just needed a special chair to relax her. It doesn't really matter why it worked, all I know is our mornings have been much more pleasant since this giraffe has came into our life. Needless to say the giraffe is staying.
This was the best one dollar investment I have ever made. So maybe next time I will search for a simpler solution to a difficult problem. Hmmmm maybe I need my own special giraffe chair. lol
Thanks for taking to time to read my nonsense.