Guess the children's book from which my title came!
I was in such a rut with Sadie's hair. I felt like I was doing the same three hairstyles, over and over again. I noticed that my friend, Arin's, daughter, Ila, always had the cutest dang hair, and I asked her where she gets all her ideas. She directed me to a blog called She Does Hair, which has been my salvation!! The hairdos are all so cute, and the lady, named Sue, gives really good step-by-step instructions for girls like me, who can't figure hair out very easily. My husband thinks I'm silly to spend so much time on hairdos, but for me, it's like a daily work of art. Hair art.
Unfortunately, Sadie has morning preschool, so I have to get up sooo early in the mornings in order to feed the little man, change his diaper and get him dressed (and hope he stays happy in his bouncer while I do everything else), eat some cereal, brush my teeth, throw on some clothes, and wash my oily face, drag Sadie out of Bed (she hates, hates, hates waking up), make her pee, brush her teeth, get her dressed, do her hair, drag Dylan out of bed, get everyone's shoes and jackets on, put the little man in his car seat, and take Sadie to school. Phew.
It was worse when we were down to only one car. We had to add getting Ben his morning gallon of Diet Coke at the gas station (he is a fountain Diet Coke only kind of a guy) and taking him to work to our morning schedule. Because of the early rising, I find myself falling asleep at the bottle several times a day when I'm feeding poor Micah. I wake up when he starts choking, or if he starts crying because the bottle is squirting him in the eye. I'm just so tired all the time. This mom stuff is hard.
Wow. I totally digress. Anywho, I wanted to show you some things I've learned along the way.
#1: Though Sadie has very short, fine hair, she does not need the smallest sponge rollers in her hair at night. Because then she looks like Annie:
#2: You have to get small rubber bands. This was one of the first hairdos I tried, and it looked really gay with my big old rubber bands in her hair:
#3: To achieve the following look, you have to twist the two pieces the same way, then, when you twist them together, you go the opposite way of the original twisting. I tried this dang twist about a thousand times, and I could not figure out what I was doing wrong! Now this is one of the skills I've mastered:
Okay. Now I'll show you two of my favorite hairdos that I've tried. They both involve zig-zag parts. I just think Sadie looks so cute with zig-zag parts:
And this is by far the hardest thing for me to do - the french braid twist-type of thing. Oh, it takes me like an hour to do a hairstyle like this. This one turned out good, but it took me forever:
I'll put the rest in a leetle slide show for ya: