My child is obsessed with headbands. People are always asking me how I get her to keep them on and I’m like “Seriously, the real question here is how to get her to take them OFF.” If you follow me on instagram then you’ve seen plenty of evidence of this. She loves to put them on, although she hasn’t quite mastered “fine motor skills” so she sort of sits them on top of her head like a tiara. Obviously Scarlette has been paying attention to my love of all things Princess Kate.
She recently learned how to say headband. I mean, it sounds more like “hay-bay-un” because maybe she’s a little bit country. And she’s a bit confused as to what is and is not an actual headband. Last week she found a piece of ribbon and marched up and down the front porch saying “hay-ban!”, draping it over her head and then growling whenever it fell off.
She’s also very into playing dress up. She’s constantly running into our closet and coming out wearing my shoes or wrapped in one of my scarves or struggling to put one of my purses over her arm.
It’s pretty much the cutest thing ever.
Jeff and I were putting new sheets on the bed while Scarlette ran around the room chattering to herself and generally demolishing everything in her path. You know, a typical night in our house.
She disappeared into the bathroom for a second, where I assumed she was getting into the basket of headbands I keep in there for her.
Until, that is, she came running out of the bathroom, arms outstretched excitedly yelling “Mama! Hay-BAN! HAY-BAN!”
And I noticed a pretty pink, um, pair of my undies wrapped around her head.
Note to self: stop leaving your knickers on the floor.