about a dream: a miracle!!

Monday, May 25, 2009

a miracle!!

nina let me shampoo her hair today... AND THERE WERE NO TEARS!!!!!!!!

oh joy! she was wonderful! we had done a rinse during a bath last week, and that went really well. before that, i had let her help me rinse maggie's hair, and she got to see how easy it was to rinse hair and keep the water out of the eyes when the rinsed person isn't screaming and flailing like a maniac.

today, when i shampooed maggie's hair, i let her rub the shampoo in. then we rinsed nina's hair, and i took the plunge... i soaped it up and hoped for the best. it was great! she was a bit nervous at times, asking if i was done yet, but not even upset. i did a good soaping and scrubbing, then wiped as much soap out with a cloth as i could (to minimize rinsing), and then rinsed. what a relief! i'd also explained that if she let me wash the pollen out of her hair, she'd have less allergies. she liked that idea, i think it helped.

so after the shampoo, i brushed out her hair and put it in braids so she can have waves in the morning.

what a wonderful night!!


Oma said...

Congratulations! I'd love to see a picture of Nina's beautiful wavy hair!

Vanessa said...

Yay Nina!