Kneel down so that you are at eye level, stare deeply into her eyes with your facial expression radiating love. Tell her in a calm, lilting voice that it’s bathtime and you will be washing her hair.
Pick up your screaming, writhing toddler who has suddenly gained super-human strength and try to put her in the bath. Give up when the only part of her you’ve managed to get in contact with the bathwater is her big toe.
Put her in the bath and let her play happily for five minutes, then tell her that you’re going to wash her hair.
Wonder if your child could be an Olympic contender in the hurdles races after watching her leap over the side of the bath and jump over the shoes and clothing scattered on the bathroom floor.
Put her in the bath and let her play happily for five minutes, then pour water on her head and attempt to hold her down and grab the shampoo at the same time. Get punched in the face.
Start thinking about enrolling her in an athletics group after she leapfrogs over you to get out of the bathroom.
Time her bathtime for when Daddy is home to help. Give up when her writhing and screaming causes Mummy and Daddy’s heads to bash together, resulting in mild concussion for both.
Play lots of role playing games involving pretend hair washing. After several hours of her refusing to play any other game, suggest that it might be time for the real thing.
Wonder if she has a future career as a Magician since that’s the most amazing disappearing act you’ve ever seen.
When it’s a nice sunny day, fill a basin with warm water and squirt shampoo into it to create bubbles. Let your toddler play with it outside. Watch as she dips her hair in the water, or fills her teapot and then pours it over her head. Give her the hosepipe to play with afterwards to rinse off.