.. rock the neighbourhood. in periodic intervals and then stop just as soon as they stop.
That is Poohi being shampooed. For some weird reason, for child who loves water, loves to spend hours in the bathtub, screams blue murder the moment she sees the shampoo bottle. Before you think that the shampoo must hurt her eyes , I use the ‘No more tears’ range. But to no avail. She still screams and sometimes has a pre-condition to bathing – ‘No shampoo, ok?’
I have tried every trick possible to get her to wash her hair in peace, but no such luck. Scream, she has to. It seriously worries me, that one day neighbours might just set child services on me for torturing my daughter. Although, apparently, she is not the only one. One of my friend’s 6 yr old daughter ran out into the street to avoid washing her hair. And my hairdresser(the real one, not my daughter) told me that her 10 year old still tries to wriggle out of it 🙂 So do you guys have any hairy tales?
Daughter has recently found the cure to all ills.
She goes up to her Daddy and says, ‘Daddy, my tummy’s hurting’.
Daddy, ‘Why, what happened sweetheart ?’
Poohi, climbing into his lap, to improve the cuteness factor, ‘Can I watch some TV to get better!’
These days she thinks that she is her Dad’s mom and is entitled to be ‘strict’ with him. One day, he was rummaging around the kitchen looking for something, while Daughter and I were upstairs trying to get her to sleep. Out she jumps of the bed, races down and says ,’Daddy, no making noise in Amma’s Kitchen. If you make more noise, you have to sit in the naughty chair, ok?’
It never amazes me to see how much children pick up from what happens around them. These days she is always pretending to be a grown up looking after children. She calls out to her toys, the whole time, ‘Children, Listen!’, Children, you have to listen to me! ‘. All the effect of the nursery 🙂
I had an internal deadline to do a post only AFTER I respond to all the comments in the previous posts and read all your posts – I have a huge back log. But that ain’t happening, what with my laptop not co-operating either. So today, when I finally got my laptop, back in shape, well, almost in shape, I had to do a post.