Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Bound to Happen

In a house full of girls, you know that it's only a matter of time before one of them takes a pair of scissors to her head. My middle daughter gave herself a mullet when she was about 2, lopping off the sides of her long brown locks in two quick snips. My eldest child held off until she was in the 5th grade before deciding that she was old enough to cut her own bangs. If I were honest, I'd have to confess that even I have tried to trim my split ends using a hand mirror and my scrapbooking shears. So why bother getting upset when one of my 4-year-old twins circumvented all security measures and accessed some scissors in the bathroom . . .

Would it gross you out too much if I admitted that the scissors she used were a tiny pair of round-ended nosehair clippers that my husband keeps in his shaving kit?



Dinner last night: chicken breasts with ancho chipotle dry rub, potato salad

Exactly one year ago:



14 comments:

CambridgeLady said...

Oh wow! Wait til she starts with the hair dye! (felt tips and food colouring ....)

The Shultzs said...

Gotta love it. My girl has cut hers at least a handful of times....

Quadmama said...

The title of your post says it all. I am dreading the day this happens in my house.

Michelle Hoad said...

It could be way worse. Mine hasn't tried it yet. And I stress the word YET.

Lowder Living said...

That is hilarious! My boys have never tried cutting their hair but I can already foresee my 2 year old daughter doing that in the future. She's still a little behind in growing hair but once it comes in...

Sadia said...

Shhhhhhh .... don't give my girls ideas!

Karen Mortensen said...

Oh my. I like the way she improvised.

blueviolet said...

Oh yikes...that was quite a trim! I don't know how I escaped that.

Helene said...

OH NO!!!!!!! That is quite the butcher job right there!

Look at it this way...you can make your husband feel guilty, telling him it's his fault since he left the "shaver" where she could get to it!

Bella has done this to her hair many times. Her bangs are finally just growing in.

Katherine said...

I'm really hoping this is a girl thing, because the moment my boys find out about scissors, our lives are over.

glitzen said...

Oh MY! Chena did that too, and at age four. I'm not as mature as you are, I CRIED! I could not believe she had gotten ahold of scissors when I was so careful. Now I know that you just can't prevent it. :) Hair grows! Right? LOL.

A Merry Heart said...

Been there. Done that. Myself when I was around 5, and Emily gave herself a scalping when she was 7. :o)

Karen said...

I was one of those weird girls that never had the inclination to cut my own hair.

I'm sure my mother is grateful.

I'm kind of bummed there aren't any such mishaps in our family photo album.

Joey @ Big Teeth and Clouds said...

Oh no! I hope mine never thinks of that!