Monday, December 10, 2007

Hijinx and glue

I'm having one of those, "Oh. That's right. We have four kids." weeks. It's kind of hard to explain to someone without four... it's this exhausting, but strangely fun, place where each person has different things going on and you're not sure who should be where and what they need to be doing.

So... here's a Possum problem. And, since someone noticed it (you guys are good!), I'll explain.
This was P3's hair last week.


And, this is her hair this week.


As my eagle-eyed reader noticed, she decided that her long hair was "bothering her". So, you know...instead of telling PDaddy or I. She did what any kid does when there are pinking shears and decorative scissors around. *chop*
Now...until she did this, I had no idea how attached to her hair I was. In fact, she did it before bed and, knowing I'd cry, PDaddy didn't tell me she'd done it until a day later. Why did I cry? Well, she didn't have ANY hair until she turned three. No, really.

And, when it did come in - it came in in these beautiful, fine, blond curls. She was the first child who had my hair. I'd not cut her hair, yet. Ever. She did it herself. And, it was a hack job. So, that is why her hair is now about five inches shorter (and not curly). Lesson? Possums and scissors do not mix.

15 comments:

Milo Johnson said...

When I was quite young, I took scissors and carved a receding hairline to match my father's. At least your little one still looks like a kid instead of a very tiny balding man...

Poodles said...

I chopped my bangs off when I was little, so in every easter picture I had a huge hat on. I think it is a right of passage, if she didn't do it another child probably would have done it for her. She's adorable no matter what length the hair is.

Perpetual Beginner said...

You got off easy, P-momma. When my youngest was in pre-school there was an incident that involved three girls, scissors, glue, and glitter. It wasn't pretty.

Maggie Rosethorn said...

I, too, cut my own hair, and several of my dolls. However, my favorite haircutting story came from a Norwegian exchange student who lived with us.

E. had braids long enough to sit on, very thick but fine, blond hair. One day, she and her best friend were cutting out paper dolls, when BF decided E's hair should be next. Cutting through the braids wasn't too hard. Then they heard E's mother coming home from the store. In a panic to hide the evidence (they had been told NOT to cut anything but paper), they opened the window and threw the braids out. E's mother saw the falling hair with horror...E ended the story there, never speaking of the consequences except that she was forbidden to play with scissors for quite some time!!

Sean the Blogonaut F.C.D. said...

See, this is why we have cats, no opposable thumb.

Thankfully she only cut her hair :)

Jennifer said...

My sister did this exact same thing when she was about six...decided she wanted to have "short hair like mommy" (my mom kept--and still keeps to this day--her up-over-the-ears haircut from her Navy days). She took the scissors to herself, and luckily my mom was able to make a last-second appointment with our hairdresser to even out the worst of the damage. ;)

Anyways, she kept her hair short for several years, and then grew it out again in time for high school.

When I was a child, my mother forced the "up-over-the-ears" look on me...so I never got a chance to cut anything other than my She-Ra's hair. I gave her a very modern style. ;)

ang said...

My youngest child has always had some sort of weird hair thing going on. He refused to get his hair cut as a toddler - screaming fits of rage would ensue when we tried to cut it. He headbutted me and busted some fragments of my tooth loose once. I resorted to stopping by the hair salon when he was asleep in his car seat in order to get his bangs trimmed. But the worst haircut occurred on Christmas Eve when he was 2. I held him while his dad (my now ex-husband) cut his bangs. AND he proceeded to cut his bangs clear to the top of his forehead. It was horrible. I cried. My son cried. The checkout lady at Walmart asked if my older son cut his little brother's hair. And I said NO, his father did!!
Now my son has hair half way down his back. I think he was truly traumatized as a child (altho he did have a bowl cut for years during elementary school).

erin said...

She looks SO MUCH like you with her hair shorter!

Atheist in a mini van. said...

erin said...
She looks SO MUCH like you with her hair shorter!

Holy crap! You're the third person who has said that today. I don't see it. But, family that reads this blog have said the same thing. Strange. :)

Milo, true. :) It could be worse.

if she didn't do it another child probably would have done it for her. She's adorable no matter what length the hair is.
Poodles, thanks.

When my youngest was in pre-school there was an incident that involved three girls, scissors, glue, and glitter. It wasn't pretty.
Hahahahahaha!! Sorry, I just realized I didn't finish the story (as can be seen from the title of the post). There was a bit of glue involved in trying to glue it back on, apparently, Perpetual.

To the rest of you, these stories are actually making me laugh. Thank you!

The Music Won't Stop said...

I cut myself my own bangs when I was about that age. My mother was furious, but at least I hadn't cut the rest of my hair. It was down passed my butt. She would have killed me.

My daughter hasn't cut her own hair, but that's because her big brother did it for her. She had lovely little white curls down her back, and he chopped it so short we had to shave the back of her head and shape the rest of her hair around it. It's down to her shoulders now, and regaining it's curl, and fortunately she still looked very cute with boy-short hair. ^_^

christine said...

Aw, memories of my childhood :)

She looks like a total pistol! Very adorable!

Gramomster said...

When my daughter was in preschool, I always kept her hair in a bun on top of her head, secured with a bright barette of some type. Apparently, one day it was itchy... while she was cutting something. She used the open scissor blades to scratch it. When I had her on my lap for beddy books, I took the barette out, and ran my fingers through her hair. It came out in clumps, and I freaked! Very uneven. She had a fetlock for quite some time. It grew out enough for a bob before kindergarten, thankfully. Ah... hair, kids and scissors... an interesting combo.

tina said...

I cut just my daughters bangs but she never wanted it cut anyway. It was long blond and straight. Around 8th grade she decided she wanted it trimmed. Now she's 25 and it's still long.
Your little girl looks a little older now with it shorter.

Bagpuss said...

Aw, it really suits her! Did someone even it out for her or is she just really talented at hairdressing already?!

Atheist in a mini van. said...

Aw, it really suits her! Did someone even it out for her or is she just really talented at hairdressing already?!

Dear hubby had already taken the preventative step of calling my brother's wife (a beautician) to get her an appointment. So, what you're seeing in that pic is after the "fix cut". I'm still not happy with the mullet-esque aspect of it, but...whatareya'gonna'do?

P1 was/is just as sad as I am. We, the three girls, have long, long hair (mine is down to my waist and it's been trimmed recently). P1's is midway down her back. But, what's funny is we're both looking at Gracie and thinking, "that would just be so much easier." So...who knows. P1 and I just did Locks-of-love a few months ago (and had tons of length left over)...we may do it again just to shorten things up.