Henry is just about a year and a haf old. He’s an easy kid, for the most part. He’s a wild toddler and these are the toughest months, but he is a smiley joyful kid and all the mischeif he gets into is easily worth his snuggles and smiles.
But Henry pulls hair. Not once in awhile, all of the whiles. I used to have thick long hair. It’s still long, in some parts. But (and this is mostly because I sleep next to him) it is thin and broken and as vain as this is I hate my hair right now because for about the past six months Henry has pulled it out in clumps.
It’s not a naughtly thing. He doesn’t pull hair like when a kid bites or hits. He pulls it for comfort, like a baby sucks it’s thumb. But the comfort I am prividing him while he sleeps leaves hundreds of hairs on my pillow each night.
I talked to his doctor, I went and got a real hair cut at a salon to see if I could cover the loss, which I never do as I always just trim it up myself. I tried laying long haired dolls next to him, he prefers natural hair over plastic. I even started wrapping scarfs tightly around my head at bed time. He can wriggle his tiny hand into the scarf and commence the pull fest.
I can ony thing of two more things to try, kick him out of my bed and wear a swim cap to bed. Tomorrow we try the swim cap. I really hope this works, I truy don’t want to kick him out of bed?. But little guy-that’s where you’re going if we can’t work this out. My scalp is raw, and my hair is atrocious.