It happens just in the nick of time. We are nearly out
the door. Of course we are rushing. It's a school day. So, it's untied
shoes, dragging lunch boxes, back packs, and water bottles.
The "We're gonna be late!" countdown clock is ticking.
And then there's my daughter, screaming from the bathroom.
Which means I really do have to or there will be hell
to pay. Of course, the experience is a total nightmare. The back and
forth between us is hideous. Everything I do is wrong. She's 10, but she has
the attitude of a full-blown teen. This is what I am really thinking during
1.Ugh, brush your hair
yourself! You're 10. Why am I brushing your hair? You’re old enough to
brush your own hair. How many 10-year-olds are making their mom’s brush their
hair. It’s your hair—take care of it!
2. She says it hurts too much
when she brushes it. And it hurts too much when I brush it. This
makes no sense. Then cut your hair off! Then wash it! And how about some
conditioner? You might want to start brushing it regularly so I am not dealing
with a rat’s nest every morning.
3. Why do you have long hair if you are just going to put
it in braids everyday? WHY?! This makes no sense to me. AT ALL!
This is when I just about take a scissor and start chopping it off.
4. Wait, why am I a BAD mother because you don’t brush
your hair and now it hurts when I brush it? You know what? YOU MAKE NO SENSE!!
5. Oh, this makes your nose
itch when I brush it, huh? Sorry, this cannot be making your nose itch. And no,
it doesn’t make your nose stuffy too. This is you being annoying and try to make me
crazy. Go read a medical journal and get back to me on this one.