Thursday, August 6, 2009

THE haircut

Today Mamie had her first haircut. Given by her four-year-old sister. With safety scissors.
We were getting ready for gymnastics and I was on the phone when I saw Mamie walk by. I first noticed all the hair stuck all over the back of her leotard. Then my eyes went up to her head. I picked her up and started feeling it to see how bad it was, and clumps of her sweet curly hair started falling off into my hands. I started almost crying, yelling at her, "Why did you cut your hair? Why?" Then she told me, "Wiwwy did it." Then, my emotion turned to rage.
The pictures really don't do it justice. I know it's only hair, but it makes me so sad. She had precious chin-length curly hair that had taken so long to grow anyway. Lilly cut the right side of her hair basically off. Right above her ear is ridiculously short--not even an inch in places. I took these pictures after I took her to Sweet & Sassy to get it salvaged. I didn't want Lilly to have the satisfaction of me taking pictures of what she did to Mamie, so I don't have any "before" pictures. She has a comb over now to get some hair on the right side, and they had to cut the back really short and make it really layered to camouflage the damage.


You can see the curls peeking around from the left side of her head in the back. Sniff. No more pigtails for us for a while.



On a sweet sisterly note, the night before the haircut, Jon went in to check on the girls before he went to bed and came back in the den saying, "you didn't tell me they were sleeping together tonight!" That's because I didn't know they were! Lilly snuck into Mamie's bed at some point and they were all snuggled up together. It was so cute. Lilly usually won't sleep with ANYONE. She doesn't even let me sleep with her if we are traveling or at my mom and dad's house. They slept like that all night long.
What are you dreaming about, Lilly? Owning your own salon?

10 comments:

Missy said...

So So sorry~ At least it is just hair and it will grow back~ just not as fast as you would like~ She is still so beautiful! The picture of the two of them is so sweet!!

Elizabeth said...

I think Lily has a future in haircutting!! What a sweet picture of the girls in bed!

Laura Beth said...

Oh. My. Wow. I bet you are still shaking over it . . . I would be! That's so sweet though, seeing them in bed together, with the last shot of her long hair! :)

Bethany Patton said...

Oh my goodness. I'm sorry, I know it was hard, but at least it's hair and it will grow back again. you'll laugh at this....one day.

chesley said...

oh no! i now know that i'm hiding my scissors as soon as i get home!! i don't know if i could've contained my rage!

The Roper's said...

Sorry :( She is beautiful with short hair too!! And I would have been so mad...sweet sisters in that last picture! I am sure that they were being sweet sisters playing barber shop too :)

Dee-Dee said...

That is such a sweet picture of them sleeping. I am so sorry about the haircut. Someday it will all be a distant memory. I have a friend here who has two girls that played "salon" a couple of months ago and did about the same thing to each other - both girls with scalped heads! She said she noticed hair in the trash can when she went to throw something away before she got a good look at her girls - funny you noticed on Mamie's leg first. My heart goes out to both of you!

Anonymous said...

Lyla,
Bless their "sweet" little hearts. They are still soooo precious! Hang in there mom!
Love,
Marla Logan

Carrie, The Modern Housewife said...

oh no!!! just remember...it's only hair. it could be worse! by the way, I cut my own hair at 4. now, i guess it's a good story!!!

Anonymous said...

oh my gosh!!! Deedee told me about this, I can not believe it! yes it is just hair and will grow back but I know how you feel b/c it took lola soooo long to finally grow hair where she looked like a girl and I could pull it up! hope to see you back at church again soon! niki