Sunday, February 15, 2009

Because a Sunday at my house isn't complete without...

I didn't know how much I wanted a little girl until one came along. And this poor baby has been a casualty in the "mom-seriously-needs-to-get-a-life" dilemma.

I mean, can I really help it if, after four boys, I am blessed with a little angelic creature with blond curls? Who wouldn't want to dress her up, make her a princess and fix that beautiful hair?

Evidently, her brother was even enticed by those curls...

I decided to bathe B this morning because she really seemed to have a bad case of "bed-head." A little shampoo should fix it. It took a while, but I finally realized the awful truth.

This is how her "normal" side looked when combed wet...

This is the side her brother "attended" to...

Now, anyone with curls knows that once the hair dries, it gets WAY shorter, so these images can be deceiving.

Apparently, while hubby and I were away on our Valentines Day Date, T decided B needed a haircut...

Of course, since I was just happy she was asleep when we got home, I didn't think to inspect her HEAD!

So, this morning, before church. I got to try my hand at fixing the mess instead of preparing my lesson like I should have done days ago. I am not sure I didn't make it worse.

Here she is... a short time later, sporting her new look.
**GULP**SNIFF**SIGH**


You know, I am not asking much. I am a patient and nice mom. I let my children have cookies for breakfast every once and a while. I don't freak out when things get torn, stained, broken or smashed. I can laugh off a little grape juice on the carpet.


But seriously....


This took everything in me to maintain composure. I gently, fighting back the tears, told T NEVER to do that again. I bravely, gulping away the sobs, told B we were going to give her a new haircut. I didn't raise my voice, maybe because it was shaky with emotion.

I know it will grow back... I am just not sure I will ever be the same again...
**SNIFF**

8 comments:

Beth said...

Oh but it looks cute! My now 10 yr old cut her own hair when she was 4.. and I mean cut it... but it actually turned out cute... and it did grow back!

S'mee said...

It *is* really cute, so I guess T has a career to fall back on. That said, my heart breaks for you. I remember those days and yes, cutting curls is a huge no-no!

She is adorable, still.

Bee and Rose said...

Ummm..I did this to my sweet daughter's bangs a few months back! I cried! The great thing about hair is that it grows back! And it has! Whew!

Your sweetie looks adorable!

heather said...

She is adorable!! With or without long hair!

Lisa said...

I TOO HAD A SWEET BABY GIRL AFTER 3 AWESOME BOYS. SHE HAD THE BIGGEST RINGLETS!!! THEY WERE CRAZY!!!

GOD BLESS YOU, YOUR SWEET BOYS, AND DARLING BABY GIRL.

YOU WILL SURVIVE. HUGS TO YOU FROM MAINE

http://sophie4me.blogspot.com/

Jill said...

she is still so adorable, and of course it will grow back! When I was a kid and "attended to" my own hair, it was so horrible and so short that my mother had to give me my first perm to hide all the damage done. Before that, my hair was straight as the iron rod. I've had naturally curly hair ever since! I swear, no more perms, and curly hair. Who knows, maybe it will grow back curlier than ever!

threehappyhansens@yahoo.com said...

Oh I'm sorry, but it is soooo cute and still curly. She really looks adorable.
I know it's sad for mommy though. Does she like it?

Heidi said...

Oh the drama...I'm sorry to hear that those treasures were loped off in a moment! She looks really cute tho! I hope your boys lived to tell about it. It is so hard to be the mom!