I'm sitting here smelling faintly of apple cider vinegar. Why? Because I'm out of shampoo and conditioner and so decided to try the no 'poo method of hair washing. Basically you massage a baking soda paste into your scalp, rinse thoroughly with hot water, rinse with a diluted apple cider vinegar, rinse again and you're done. I'm thinking I didn't rinse enough because you're not supposed to smell like vinegar. I tried it for the first time tonight and I'm pretty sure I didn't do it exactly right but I am impressed with the softness and ease at which I was able to comb my hair.
And now for a quick baby update:
Oh hi Mom. Is this bad?
She's proud of herself for getting there but not quite sure if it's allowed. I'll bet Superman had no idea that his encouraging Kem to climb the 14-foot ladder in the backyard would lead to this. No surface is safe. She's quite adept at pushing a chair over to wherever she'd like to investigate and then has her hands on whatever it is in a matter of seconds. Desk, kitchen table, kitchen counter, stove, buffet... *sigh*. Only a year ago I was marveling at my tiny newborn, helpless and unable to do anything on her own except eat, and now just 12 months later I'm saying things like "please get off the kitchen table" and "chairs are for sitting, not climbing."