Now Maya is getting more strong willed and this mind you is a good thing. She is developing in the regular course of a three year old I guess. So I usually can deal with it. But today she really tested me. She would not, and I mean NOT, bend her knees to get into the little car seat for the haircut. Usually the car is where she sits, she's OK with it. The broken horn distracts her a little bit, but mostly Barney does the trick. Today, there was no way I could get her in. She was stiff as a board. It was kind of hilarious now that I think about.
The hairdresser said, "let's try the big chair. OK at that point I'll try everything. The first thing I said was, does the seat belt work. Because the seat belt in the car is kind of broken. She said yes, so I gave it a try. Low and behold she sat in it. She didn't budge, she didn't try and get out, she didn't fight it. Then we switched Barney on and all was good.
So I'm happy to say that Maya is now using the big girl chair. At least when she gets her haircut. =)