What position we sit in to braid cornrows up the back of V's head? Well, I am sure many of you have figured out good ways to do this, maybe you even have a better technique than I do! But I have been asked this question many times, so I finally made a video to demonstrate!
V actually HATES it when I braid up the back. Mostly because she doesn't want to peel her eyes away from the TV but also because it can be slightly uncomfortable. Even so, she is used to it and with a slight grumble here and there she puts up with it pretty well. This is probably because I generally don't put up with much complaining when it comes to hair time. (here comes some un-asked-for parenting advice - oooOOOooo, it's like a double tidbit!)
Whenever my girls get whiny about hair time my standard response is. "I am sorry that you are getting bored (uncomfortable, whatever the complaint may be) but please don't whine about it. I am also ready to be done with hair time, but we still have a ways to go and I really don't want to listen to complaining the whole rest of the time. My arms and back are starting to hurt too, but we just have to remember that you are going to look SO GREAT when this is done! So just hang in there, we can do it!"
That might sound a little harsh, but it's honest. I try to keep hair time as positive as possible so that they don't have negative feelings toward their hair, but I am not going to sugar coat the truth. Yes, every few weeks we have to put some long hard hours into hair time. No, that is not always fun. But you are always super happy with the results, so the hard work is worth it. And after we are done you will get to go at least 3 weeks without having to worry about it! And they get enough positive reinforcement about how amazing their hair is that I think they can handle being honest about the sort of negative parts as well.
Well, that is your double tidbit for today! Thanks for stopping by!