Monday, February 22, 2010

My Favorite Things: Brilliant Bows!

I am thrilled! Sadie's anti-bow phase seems to be over!

Sadie has been going through a phase (for the last ten months approximately) in which she refuses to wear bows, clips, hair ties or headbands of any kind in her hair. Since she also isn’t a fan of hair cuts, which without clips are necessary to keep her quickly growing bangs out of her eyes, this has been something of a problem. Cutting her bangs while she’s asleep has been only marginally successful, since she sleeps restlessly on her side or stomach pretty much all of the time. Laying face down is not the best position for getting a hair one’s bangs trimmed.

In the beginning (after the hair tie rebellion began) I would try to sneak a bow in her hair, but that just resulted in a tantrum when she realized that there was a hair tie of some kind on top of her hair and that it had clearly been placed there without her knowledge. She can be quite indignant if she thinks she's been tricked into something...

So for a while I just gave up and did my best to keep her curls brushed and washed (I think they can hear the ruckus miles away when the weekly hair washing happens). She still ended up looking like a little ragamuffin most of the time, because her curls go crazy after about 10 seconds of playing and stand out all over the place, but what can you do?

Today we were looking at pictures of "tiny baby Sadie" and she was very curious about the bows that "tiny baby Sadie" was wearing. Then when I went to my WIC appointment and Nani watched her they talked about bows. And tonight when Sadie was getting ready for her bath she took Nani into the bathroom and pointed for a bow and let Nani put it in her hair (I'd gone into the other room and was shocked when I walked in and Sadie was sitting on Nani's lap with a bow in her hair and she actually knew that the bow was there and wasn't panicking about it!). She kept the bow in for her whole bath and bedtime routine and then even went downstairs to show it to Daddy and Grumpa! I really hope this means that her hair-phobia phase is over.

And here's the reason why! One of my friends owns a bow shop. When I found out that I was having a baby girl the first time around one of the very first things I did was go online and order around a dozen bows! And if you've seen "tiny baby Sadie" pictures you know that they usually involved a bow!

I love the bows Stephanie makes! She's has two blond little girls (who were bald babies not all that long ago) and she got the idea to start making bows when none of the bows she had would stay in Hope's hair. The business has expanded and now there are lots of bows to choose from!

Here are a few of my favorites:

If you have a daughter or niece or granddaughter or just know a little girl who'd look cute in a bow, check out Brilliant Bows! You might be surprised once you start looking around by how many bows you absolutely "need"!

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