Bath time at our house is usually in the late morning or at bedtime. We don’t do baths on mornings that we have to be somewhere early. When JW takes a bath before bed he wakes up smelling yummy, and his hair is a mess! Last year I solved that problem on school mornings by pouring water over his head and running a brush through it after eating breakfast. He would cry and carry on throughout the whole ordeal. I put a towel around his neck to catch drips from getting on his shirt and would scoop the water from a cup with my hand and dump it on his head. We both got a little better at this, but it was still upsetting for both of us.
I decided this summer not to care, and with a few exceptions, did not bother fixing his hair. Let’s face it, he’s cute no matter what, and that Dennis the Menace look was especially cute. School’s about to start, and I will once again have to tame his hair. Only this time, it’s four days a week instead of only two.
Enter brainstorm: I can spray water on his head instead of pouring it! Genius! Right? I’ve got tons of cobalt blue spray bottles ready to make aromatherapy sprays with my essential oils.
I’ve dedicated one bottle to what I’m calling Hair H2O. It is simply distilled water in a spray bottle. I love the glass bottles, but the dollar store carries plastic ones that would work just as well. Turns out he LOVES his Hair H2O! In fact, last night he sprayed himself with it and then requested that I spray him some more. I sprayed his neck and his feet, and he giggled until I stopped.
Here’s to drama-free school mornings! What tricks have you found to make your mornings go smoother while the kids are getting ready for school?