When I got the nurse on the phone she started to ask me if I knew about my daughters .... dandruff.
Oh ok you checked and she doesn't have lice just dandruff.
Oh ok so it's all good? Yes ok.
She has a special shampoo that we use.
No I don't do it every night.
She HATES to have her hair combed/brushed.
It's a hard thing to deal with.
Her hair is long and thick. We've made two donations of her hair already and she's not even 6 yet.
Oh she let you pick through her hair?
Yeah because you are a nurse and she get's that nurses and doctors do that stuff.
She does have a sensory issue with her hair.
NO she doesn't have a full blown sensory processing disorder.
Everyone has some type of sensory issue and that doesn't mean they are going to be diagnosed with the disorder.
NO she doesn't have Autism.
Her little sister has Autism.
Really? There are different types of things that fall under the Autism spectrum?
Why YES I do know about the different kinds of Autism.
No she just hates having her hair combed/brushed.
I pick my battles and this is not one of them.
Yes she get's OT at school.
Again she does not have Autism her little sister does.
Again she does not have sensory processing integration her little sister does.
This is not one of the things that is a make or break daily routine.
NO she doesn't have Autism or SPD she just hates to have her hair combed/brushed.
I am a pick my battles type of parent.
Ok thanks we'll work on it.
|My look yesterday as well with more of a pissed off expression to add to it.|
Now I understand dandruff is gross. The scene with Ally Sheedy in The Breakfast Club usually makes me want to hurl but it's not that bad. But we are working on it. When she was a little baby she had cradle cap ie. dandruff and on a baby that's much easier to take care of than 5.5 year old who will scream bloody murder when you are trying to comb out their hair. If she was a boy her head would be shaved but that is not an option here yet.
If I thought cutting her hair short would help with the "I don't want you to comb my hair freakouts" than I would do it but we've gone down that path before and it didn't change anything.