I had one of those "I love being a mommy" days yesterday! Don't get me wrong, I love being a parent everyday- but sometimes the rewards truly outweigh the daily challenges.
M has always hated getting her hair brushed. It is has always been a battle to simply run a brush through her hair or wash her hair during bath time. As soon as she catches wind that we are going to touch her hair she will scream, cry, whine or runaway.
Last night before bed, I pulled out the brush and braced myself for the inevitable grooming battle. She did not fight it. She did not scream. She did not cry. She did not whine. She did not run away. Being the crazy person I am, I decided to push my luck and attempt a braid. M loved it! She ran out of the bathroom to show her daddy her new "Elsa hair." A few moments later, she brought me the brush and an additional hair tie. M was requesting a new style- "Anna hair!" I happily obliged and gently placed two braids in my daughter's hair.
What may seem like a small task to most- was a huge victory for us. I have always lamented having a daughter with beautiful hair- that I couldn't play with. I looked at my husband and said, "You have no idea how happy this makes me!" I could tell by the look on his face that he knew how much this meant to me because he was there to see OUR baby making progress.
Don't forget to hand the camera over!
Get in front of the lens and take a picture with your kids!