OK. So. I am obsessed with C’s hair. I didn’t know that hair obsession was an option on the menu, but it apparently is.
It started as a minor fixation. She would smear Cream of Wheat/yogurt/mustard through her hair and I would curse the day she transitioned to solids. I’d shampoo it and then not rinse well enough because she makes this sad little panting sound when she has water on her head, presumably because she is a cat. My shoddy rinsing would lead to cradle cap, which is a charmingly alliterative way of describing baby dandruff. The dandruff then kind of made her smell like a wet dog.
If you’re keeping tally, this marks the 43rd millionth way that babies loosen that grip you thought you had on your sanity. They make you mental over things that you didn’t even know existed prior to having them. Cradle cap is a thing and it is out to eat your soul.
Then her hair started really coming in. I have had dark hair for pretty much my whole life so when she started growing strawberry blonde locks, I officially declared dress up time. Blondes are supposed to have more fun, and who am I to deprive my child of her fun? Even though her hair was super short, I was on the lookout for various bric-a-brac to clip to her head. Hey, don’t knock it ’til you try it. You may find that you are a lot like me in that you’re fairly Spartan when it comes to bling, but once you have an adorable little pixie whose head is just the right size for ribbons and bows, you succumb to the alluring nature of sparkle.
Case in point:
I know I’m biased, but seriously, can I just get an om nom nom? Please humor me.
I think the moral to the story is that you just swallow your pride and put ribbons on your kid’s head if they let you because you need to celebrate your triumph over the insidious nature of rice cereal encrustation. (RCE is a thing. It is.) The other moral is that Etsy exists and it is the biggest enabler ever for when you want to put pretty handmade things on yourself OR your kid. OK, maybe that’s not a moral, per se, but it is a good segue into the giveaway that is about to happen riiiiiiiiiiight….
See that little headband atop Wee Cee’s brow? It’s a product of my blogging pal Sara’s own two hands. She creates adorable accessories for kids (PLUS earrings and nursing covers for you) for her shop TheKeenBean. I love her work and I’m 1000% sure you will too, and that’s why I am pleased to give away a $25 credit to her own little corner of Etsyland! The credit is good towards any of the designs she already has up, but she will also be happy to create a custom design for you because she is AWESOME and so are the contents of your creative mind.
Sara is constantly doing auctions with discounted prices via TheKeenBean’s Facebook page. If you go to the Etsy shop through the page, you will automatically receive a 15% off discount towards your purchase. I am fully aware that this makes me an Etsy enabling accomplice but if we don’t give away ribbons and earrings, then the condiment crusties will win. (That made so much sense in my head. Let’s just go with it.)
Click here to enter the giveaway. It starts today and will continue through Monday, August 26th at midnight EST. Good luck!