After an extremely traumatizing hair doing experience last night (by the way, how in the heck does a kid get a free hair FULL of fine sand when it's been raining for a week straight with no opportunity for outdoor play?). I mean it was BAD folks. Bad. I figured that leaving her hair down for two days/nights would result in some discomfort during comb out time but last night was hands down our worst hair night ever. It involved me "trimming" quite a bit off the ends, just to rid of some of the knots. It involved a bathtub coated with sand. It involved a lot of crying. The result is some wonky knots in random none logically parted areas of her head. There are 5 sections if that gives you sort of a visual of what we are talking about here. I am pretty sure we'll be seeing a professional beautician to sort of even out the trim I gave Lucy.
So maybe I had an unfair advantage this morning when I offered the following "choice": "Lucy here's a deal for you; If you eat all of your eggs for breakfast (eggs are not a favorite) we'll do your hair after school. If you don't eat them, we'll do your hair this morning." Lucy immediately sat down and ate all of those eggs, all of her apples, drank her milk and put her dishes in the sink. So she'll have wonky hair this morning but a full belly!
and um. if we do free hair again, it'll be put up before bedtime this time. lesson learned.