Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Seventeen Months

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.

19 comments:

Amanda said...

She makes me laugh so hard sometimes. It is always a joy to watch her playing with Luke. I love this girl so much.

You've Got to Be Kidding Me said...

I was never really a girly girl and my mother often cut my hair short. I'm not really sure what I'll do with my baby girl's hair when she has more of it. I do know how to do pigtails. That may suffice...

Your Meg is adorable.

Jessica and Reecey said...

She is so tall! She seriously looks like a three-year-old. So adorable.

Hippo Brigade said...

Meg is my favorite. What's better than eating pie and watching TV?

Selma said...

It has tickled me that she says 'Hello' like Lenny or Squiggy. That is priceless. She truly is a cutie.

Elizabeth said...

She does have a lot of beautiful hair! I'm slightly terrified of having to deal with girl hair--I can barely manage my own mess.

Princess Consuela Bananahammock said...

Meg has gotten so big! She definitely deserves to sit in the "big girl" chair. :)

JenS said...

Your Meg is just beautiful! Love the little clip. My E has a mountain of hair which challenges me to maintain. Once she started being able to sit still long enough, I introduced braids. This helped with the not getting food/paint/glue into the hair situation.

LL Cool Joe said...

She is beautiful. :)

Kelly said...

I love the "Hello!" You wouldn't think there is such a difference between "Hi!" and "Hello!" but there is!

When wrangling Mea to do her hair, I have her sit in one of "her" chairs from her little table. If I'm sitting on the couch or something, it puts her at the perfect height. If she gets to wiggly I just knock her out so I can make her hair look nice.

dufmanno said...

At this tender age she understands the fundamental importance of pie. I like that.

Jules said...

When did she get to be a lil' girl???????? She's sooooooo cute! I *squish* her with my hugs!

lifeisacrapshoot said...

Hello, Meg!!!!!
I love her little barrette! She has gorgeous hair. And those cheeks! So cute :)

Sam said...

Those are some super-duper-cute photos, and how did she get so big???

Patty O. said...

Your daughter is beautiful! And I am totally with her on the whole pie thing. I'd eat it everyday too, if I could!

Aunt Juicebox said...

I just can't stand how big this kid is getting. Can't.stand.it.

Me, You, or Ellie said...

I *love* that you are even more desperately smitten with her because she says "pie" and "hello."

She is a lucky girl. And you're a lucky mommy.

Ellie

Midwestern Mama Holly said...

These are some of the best memories I have of my children.. when they were dancing and singing and the only concerns they had was whether or not they could do it longer.
Your little lady is a doll baby... make the memories while you can.

Flying Giggles and Lollipops said...

Her hair is adorable in the little pony tails. The girl knows what she likes, pie is a good thing...yum!