Maddie is very particular about what she likes.
She loves hats.
She does not love hair accessories . . . ponytail holders, barrettes, headbands . . . she hates them all with a passion. Almost as much as she hates getting her tangles brushed out.
So I finally decided the only solution was shorter hair.
I really didn't think it was going to go well as she flips her lid every time I brush her hair, but she sat in the seat, and got her hair squirted down, brushed, cut, blown out, and styled without a peep. I was in shock. The ladies at the salon probably thought I was dimwit because I kept gushing "Oh my gosh, you are such a good girl, Mommy is so proud of you."
The only reason I put it off for so long is I was afraid if I got her a bob she would look like Dora the Explorer. They did a little bit of an inverted bob on her and she looks, I think, totally adorable, and nothing like Dora.