This is a picture of K. enjoying his bath. (Giving his car a "shower" under the running faucet.)
Before it all went south.
We have officially entered the era of I Will Scream Bloody Murder In Order to Prevent You From Rinsing My Soapy Hair.
It's strange, because when he was a little baby, he didn't mind a good warm rinse of the head. But now, Lord have mercy!
The last time I attempted to wash his hair was about four days ago. It ended with him having a hysterical crying fit (the kind where the kid ends up doing that hiccup-like shuddering) and me feeling like a child abuser. I have no earthly idea what changed to make him so scared of having the shampoo rinsed out of his hair.
I have tried many things: showing him how his cars like to be rinsed after a good shampoo, using one of those half-bucket things that I found in the One Step Ahead catalog that is supposed to keep the water out of the child's eyes while you pour it down their head (something I only have success with about 50% of the time, by the way), etc.
It all produces the same result - sheer torture.
Once again, I'm sending out a request for suggestions from you experienced parents in the bunch. My kid has quite a mop of hair and I can't foresee forgoing shampooing altogether!
Thoughts, comments, etc. are welcome....