Friday, August 15, 2008

How does she sit so still!

I've gotten this one a lot in email and a couple comments so I'll address it here.

She doesn't :P

She sits as still as a patient 2 year old can. I say patient because she does sit a little more still than I'd imagine others probably do. DS NEVER would've lol.

It started in the bathroom when she only had a TINY tuft at the top. Give her a toothbrush and she'd sit still for quite a bit (course, then I was only doing a single pony at the top).

That one still pretty much works. She'll brush her teeth for a good amount of time.

The newest one (and you can see it in the pictures) is rubber bands. She puts them all on her finger. Until the whole thing is covered. She also likes to dump out my hair basket with all my supplies. She ALSO enjoys using the water bottle to spray my feet, the carpet, her face, her brother..etc. That one really does keep her entertained. The TV is also on..I now style in our family room because I can sit on the couch and she can sit on the floor and mess around with the basket or water bottle and watch tv.

Watch them with the rubber bands tho. This last time she got them on really tight somehow and her finger started to turn colors. EEP. She hasn't done it much since..not sure if it's because I flipped out trying to get them off fast or if it tingled too much when the blood went back in LOL.

OH and sorting the bands! If you have a bunch of colored bands and an organizer (even a medicine organizer..the kind that says mon/tue/wed/thur/fri/sat/sun..ya know?) they can sort the colors for you and 'be your big helper'. She likes feeling important and like she's helping. You can also ask for her to hand you a band, a bow, a comb, hairspray, whatever. Even if you don't need it ;) She'll probably be more than happy to 'assist'.

April says: I have my 3 year old eat breakfast while I do her hair. she is a slow eater so it keeps her in place for a long time :) I too let her squirt everything with the squirt bottle... and she loves to drink out of it too, though I have to make sure she doesn't do that with the other hair bottles. Ugh.

haha Yeah Sophia drinks out of it too! I have to watch her with the hairspray because of it. Could you imagine that flavor? Yuck.

TF Says: I sit mine in front of the TV.....she's done it since her first pony at 6 months, and still now at 3!!

Dude, 6 months?! Lucky duck ;)

Jayme says: I love your blog. My little girl is 2 as well, so this site is great for ideas for her. I have been doing her hair from the time I could first make two teeny tiny pigtails at the top of her head. We called them devil's horns, lol. I sit her in my bathroom sink to keep her contained. She usually will brush her teeth while I'm messing with her hair, or if she gets bored of that, we'll make faces at the little girl and the mommy in the mirror until I'm done. Another thing she likes to do (that's also a bonus for me! Yeah!) is that I always spray her hair down with infusium before I begin. With her sitting directly in front of the bathroom mirror, it always gets all over it. So, I'll give her a windex wipe and let her go to town on the mirror. I have to watch her to make sure it doesn't go in her mouth, but it keeps her busy, and keeps my mirror clean! LOL.

Awesome idea! I wish I'd thought of this one! I wonder if it'd work to give her a dust rag and follow her around the house doing her hair while she dusts..mwahaha. Either way, you better BELIEVE I'm going to be using this one in the future! Oh and thanks :D I love having awesome readers! I also apparently enjoy exclamation points! ! !!!!! ! I'm in an expressive mood today, I guess.

Beckey says:.Chapstick!
We get cheap, clear chapstick and she gets to put it on while I do her hair. She loves it. Especially since its really the only time she gets to use it.
She could sit there for twenty minutes while applying chapstick over and over and over...

Ohh Also a fantastic idea! Too bad my son doesn't have long hair, he LOOOOVES chapstick!

Shelli Says: A dry erase marker is lots of fun on the mirror and will wipe right off when you are finished. That will entertain my daughter for a while!


Ok now that I NEVER would've thought of!



If anyone else has some good hints, let me know and I'll post those too!

8 comments:

April said...

I have my 3 year old eat breakfast while I do her hair. she is a slow eater so it keeps her in place for a long time :) I too let her squirt everything with the squirt bottle... and she loves to drink out of it too, though I have to make sure she doesn't do that with the other hair bottles. Ugh.

Emmers said...

Thanks April! I'm gonna add that in :D

TF said...

I sit mine in front of the TV.....she's done it since her first pony at 6 months, and still now at 3!!

Jayme said...

I love your blog. My little girl is 2 as well, so this site is great for ideas for her. I have been doing her hair from the time I could first make two teeny tiny pigtails at the top of her head. We called them devil's horns, lol. I sit her in my bathroom sink to keep her contained. She usually will brush her teeth while I'm messing with her hair, or if she gets bored of that, we'll make faces at the little girl and the mommy in the mirror until I'm done. Another thing she likes to do (that's also a bonus for me! Yeah!) is that I always spray her hair down with infusium before I begin. With her sitting directly in front of the bathroom mirror, it always gets all over it. So, I'll give her a windex wipe and let her go to town on the mirror. I have to watch her to make sure it doesn't go in her mouth, but it keeps her busy, and keeps my mirror clean! LOL.

JAMIE said...

I'm so glad other people's kids drink out of the squirt bottle. I thought I was being a little gross by letting my girls do it. But hey... Whatever works!

Becky said...

Chapstick!
We get cheap, clear chapstick and she gets to put it on while I do her hair. She loves it. Especially since its really the only time she gets to use it.
She could sit there for twenty minutes while applying chapstick over and over and over....

Shelli said...

A dry erase marker is lots of fun on the mirror and will wipe right off when you are finished. That will entertain my daughter for a while!

Stephanie said...

When DD was smaller, I brought the Bumbo into the bathroom and kept it on the counter. It was great for keeping her still while I did her hair or she brushed her teeth.