I really love her hair.
Meg has a TON of hair and every strand of it is gorgeous. Up until recently I would just make sure it was combed, and clean, and leave it alone. After all, that's all I know how to do with mine. However, now with her constant movement, and the sheer volume of the hair on her head, we have had to start getting into styling. So far, we have made it up to ponytails, little twists, and clipped back look above. I would like to do more with it, but, as I said above, I am hardly a stylist; plus making Meg sit still for any extended period of time is more difficult than negotiating a nuclear treaty with North Korea. After all, I doubt Kim Jung Il tries to scratch out eyes when he has had enough. Or maybe he does. That would explain a lot.
So far the best way to get Meg to sit still while I do her hair is to turn on that dreaded Baby Einstein video and let her watch it while she sits in the "big girl" chair. The added bonus of that for me is that she kind of looks like Edith Ann while she's sitting there. And that's the truth.
Of course, when Meg is done letting me play with her hair I usually give her a treat, and right now her favorite treat is pie. Thanksgiving was an absolute revelation for her in the introduction of pie to her diet, and now that is what she wants whenever she is asked what she wants to eat. The majority of the time that isn't what she gets, but I give her an A for effort.
Meg's vocabulary continues to expand and, in addition to "pie" she now says "outside," "sorry," "pretty," and my personal favorite "hello." Up until now she would just say "hi" or "hey," but now she greets every person, animal, and thing with a full throated "hello." It sounds exactly like Lenny and/or Squiggy, and I love hearing it every time.
What a wonderful, wonderful girl.