About a year ago I wrote a post about shaving Vinay’s head when he was thirteen months old.
He really was very attached to it – maybe it was much more of a soother than I realised.
This has become a slight concern for me because during his ‘down-time’ (watching TV, feeling sleepy), he likes to stroke my hair.
It doesn’t matter if it’s tied up or not, or even if it hasn’t been washed for two days. He will stroke it and pull it. And I don’t know how he does it, but he always manages to get hold of ONE strand and pull. Hard.
It bloody hurts.
What’s worse is that he’s more inclined to shove his hands in my hair and rub my head when my hair is freshyly blow-dried!
Now when we watch television together, I tell him he cannot touch my hair. Cue tantrum. And he says, ‘Touch mama’s hair. Only gently!’
So I let him stroke it gently.
What can I do to get him to stop? What if it turns into some kind of fetish?!
Maybe I should buy him a doll with nice long hair for him to play with!