Saturday, December 16, 2006

squeaky clean

As anyone who's been around our house for bathtime knows, we've had a struggle for the past year or so with Savannah and washing her hair. We've tried so many different things. She used to be fine and then suddenly last year she started HATING having her hair washed. And blowdried. And brushed. And anything else to do with her hair. Ryan threatens every time he washes it (because every time ends up in a huge battle with crying and yelling and pure torture for all parties involved) that we're cutting it all off. Which upsets Savannah even more... she loves her long hair.
So I decided to try another new approach and found a mini shower head we could install for Savannah.
We bought it as a Christmas present for her, but when it came in the mail today, we decided the kids have plenty of presents to open on Christmas so Ryan went ahead an installed it.
I was actually thinking it was more of a hand-held shower that I could use to wash and rinse her hair in the bathtub, but it actually doesn't reach far enough to be sitting in the tub. You can take it off the wall and use it, but more as an actual shower.

So Savannah used it tonight and she LOVED it! We washed and rinsed her hair without so much as a peep. And then after we washed up, I asked her if she was ready to get out and she said, "no mom, you can go out and I'll call you when I'm done."
Long story short, we ended up turning the water off and physically taking her out of the tub telling her "yes, you are done now" more than fifteen minutes later. And the whole time we were getting ready for bed, she kept asking me if she could take another shower tomorrow night. Double and triple checking and making sure it would still be there and she could shower again next time. It was pretty cute. So I'm assuming cleaning Savannah up won't be as much of a struggle after this. At least till the excitement wears off, anyway.


Mom,Gramma G said...

Cool! So I guess the "animal"showerhead will travel with you guys everywhere. She certainly looks happy with it!I hope you can come up with a remedy for the combing and brushing now. Savannah does have the most beautiful hair,I am glad she loves it. We all do!!! Nice job in the "shower" Savannah! You are such a BIG girl!! XOXOXOXOXOX

leslie said...

Heather, I am glad that you guys have solved your bathtime issues. HOpe everything else is going well. I just wanted to post and say hello. Jade and I went out of town over the weekend for a quick getaway before the big day. What is your week looking like?