Dear neighbours.

Dear neighbour,

You’re new and we don’t know you all that well so I couldn’t pop round and explain but I really really want to reassure you that Friday evening truly isn’t our weekly ‘torture the daughter’ event. All the screaming, wailing, begging, splashing and thrashing around, it genuinely wasn’t me trying to drown her.

Truth be told, I am awful, and mean, and so so unfair. I’m ashamed to tell you, this is very difficult to say, I feel like a monster but here goes……I washed her hair. Oh, and conditioned it too.

There you have it, I understand that you might feel you need to look the other way when we pass in the street, maybe we won’t get an invite back for coffee, but please just know that I’m not a a bad person, just a little clumsy, see the main cause of the particularly traumatic noise making was *takes a deep breath* some water went near her ear. It was emotional!!

Not to worry though, I am doing my penance and taking my crime very seriously indeed.

I am writing this from the naughty step.

Yours sincerely,

The Shouty One from next door.



16 thoughts on “Dear neighbours.

  1. Haha….ohh noooo bad Mummy for washing hair! Today I was told that I was naughty and to go away…..ahhh kids haha. Thanks for linking up to the #bestandworst hope to see you next week πŸ™‚ xx

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  2. Ooooo … The dreaded hair washing. I feel your pain. At almost six, my son has finally got over getting water on his face and you know what the magic cure was? Swimming lessons !!! He is 3 weeks into swimming lessons and one lesson was devoted to the fun you can have putting your head under the water. Since then he has been super confident about hair washing. Lol πŸ™‚ I’m not complaining!!!

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    • You see, the irony is is that she is a total lunatic in a pool & will happily get her hair wet in the bath & put her ears under. It’s just the indignation of me deciding she needs cleaning I think!! πŸ˜‚ I’m so glad your son is coming through it now. It’s so much extra stress you don’t need!!! Sounds like really lovely lessons he goes to. ☺️

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  3. Oh, that brings back memories screeching back! Now he’s 12, we don’t have the screaming anymore thank God. When he was smaller though, Oh Em Gee. LITERALLY used to scream and cry, really loudly. “Mummy, Mummy, don’t Mummy, please, WAAAAH!” I shudder to think what the neighbours thought. 😦

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    • Oh this is us exactly!! ‘Mummy nooooo help me, stop you’re hurting me!’ This is before I’m anywhere near her!!! πŸ™ˆ glad they grow out of it!!! Thanks for reading. ☺️


      • I wouldn’t say ‘grows out of it’ exactly as he still moans his head off and you have to bribe, threaten and cajole him to get anywhere near a bottle of shampoo – but at least we don’t have the screaming anymore, lol! πŸ˜€

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    • Very occasionally it’s a peaceful affair but usually it seems a reaction better reserved for someone removing all the toys in the house and sacrificially burning them all on the drive!! πŸ˜‚


  4. Bwahahaha, hilarious!!! What is it with hair? Mine hated it for a while too. I have the same fears when I start yelling at mine, and that’s usually to go to bed. I’m sure your neighbours will understand! Love this post.

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    • Oh thank you! I’m not sure what it seems to cause issues across the board with young girls! I also yell at bedtime. In the morning. At most mealtimes. Pretty much whenever both the kids and my eyes are open concurrently really! πŸ˜‰ Thanks for popping by lovely!


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