I thought that title would catch your attention. What wild beast am I wrestling you ask? Well here it/he is. This little boy with all this long hair!
It is a windy, blustery day out so I thought I might have a go at this mop. Not my favorite thing to do, and certainly not Little Buddy's. I think they should have mini courses when you are a Mom, things you need to take to make you life easier like how to cut a squirmy little boy's hair in 20 minutes or less. I could use that one. The thing about Motherhood, Sisterhood and Daughterhood is that you need so much information that you have not been taught. How to cut hair, give advice, not give advice, take care of an aging parent, become the parent, how much to get involved, how hard it is not to.........so much we need to learn. Where are the courses for all of that? Oh and being a wife, don't even get me started on all the knowledge I need for that, I think that could be a doctorate program right there.
Here is the after bath photo, by the sweet look on his face you would never know Little Buddy becomes as squirmy as a snake trying to be caught when his hair is being cut. He makes it look like we have had the best time, maybe he is feeling the relief that it is all over and he can play. Notice his face is clean, too. No crumbs from breakfast like in the photo above.
Little Buddy's head is an interesting shape due to his severe prematurity. He also has two shunts that stick out a bit making the haircut even more of a challenge. So far so good I think. There will be modifications, but for now I am pooped out and it is only 9:30 in the morning.
Looks like Monkey is ready to use the potty even if Little Buddy isn't? He makes me laugh.
This afternoon I am heading off on an adventure with my knitting friend Cathy. We are driving almost to Sarasota to investigate the Earth Box, a container/growing unit for veggies and flowers. She has two of them and just loves them. It all started here with my little tomatoes.
I was just so darn excited that I grew three little tomatoes from a plant I bought at Home Depot, that I wanted to grow more things. In Florida we don't have plots or allotments, and where I live we have deer, deer that eat everything. I want a system I can keep inside my screened in porch area, sort of like a big pot that has a drainage unit to control all the rain we get in the summer. I am excited about the prospect of growing a few things.
I ate one little tomato and it was delicious! I am thinking tomatoes, herbs and maybe lettuce?
Last night I started on a baby hat to make for Taci to take to Brazil. I have some beautiful yarn left over from the African Flower Baby Blanket I made a year ago. I think this will be perfect.
How about a light pink one with a dark pink flower, and a dark pink one with a light pink flower? I hope you will join Taci on her quest to take 200 baby and toddler hats on her trip. Wouldn't it be fantastic if she exceeded her goal? My own projects can wait a bit, this is much more important.