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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.




  1. October 2, 2015 / 8:34 pm

    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 🙂 xx

  2. October 3, 2015 / 2:18 am

    Lol. Glad to know I’m not the only one torturing my kid in the bath. Awesome post and fabulous hair!

  3. October 3, 2015 / 8:43 am

    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 🙂 I’m not complaining!!!

  4. October 3, 2015 / 10:02 am

    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. 🙁

  5. October 3, 2015 / 7:12 pm

    aww I know that feeling! Bless you both. Some times my girlie is as good as gold and other nights all hell breaks loose too! It’s only hair wash eh?? Thanks for sharing with #bestandworst and see you soon x

  6. October 6, 2015 / 11:43 am

    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! 😀

    • October 6, 2015 / 8:14 pm

      You have the same system as me, start with bribery, move on to threats and then land despairingly on cajoling!! 😉

  7. October 22, 2015 / 10:11 pm

    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.

    • October 23, 2015 / 3:51 pm

      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! 😉 Thanks for popping by lovely!

      • March 13, 2016 / 12:55 am

        I yell so much that my youngest thinks that’s my normal voice…heehee…Thanks for sharing with #abitofeverything

  8. March 1, 2016 / 4:39 pm

    Visiting again from #abitofeverything So funny!

  9. March 1, 2016 / 7:44 pm

    Hi Louise, I think I heard the kurfuffle from over here too! How could you not only wash your child’s hair, but condition it too? You know that water is very wet and causes severe reactions.

    I hope your daughter is making sure you do not stray from the naughty step until you have learned your lesson….

    You’ve got to love children!


    • Pink Pear Bear
      March 3, 2016 / 7:25 pm

      Hahaha, I think they may have heard her from outer space! She’s got a lot better now thank goodness! 😀

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