Friday, September 25, 2009

You don't mess with Mama's hair....

As a mother, I've learned a lot of things. One of the lessons I've learned along the way is that when the house is quiet....a little too quiet....that the kids are usually up to no good.

For instance, take yesterday....the boys were playing nicely with their legos. But where was Bella? Nowhere to be seen...or so it seemed. I scanned the family room and the kitchen once again. That's when I noticed her.....




As I approached her quietly, I grabbed my camera off the kitchen counter (where it's always conveniently located, of course) and started snapping pictures. I mean, really.....does she NOT look like she's trying to hide something?

Right about now was when she suddenly noticed me standing behind her....and in her little hands were her favorite Barbie doll and a pair of scissors. Why was I not surprised?



Barbie's got a new 'do. Does it look familiar at all?



Thanks to Bella, Barbie went all Kate Gosselin on us....they could be sisters, right?



Then I said to Bella, "You do realize her hair will NOT grow back, right?" and she nodded her head. And with that, I walked away....

She followed me and asked, "You're not gonna take the scissors away from me?" and I said, "Nope...their YOUR Barbies...I've told you before that if you cut their hair off, I will not buy you any new Barbies to replace them with...simple as that".

Then she asked me, "Well, do you like her haircut?" and I answered, "Yes, Bella....I like her haircut. It's uh....well...it's uh....a very popular style right now, oddly enough". She smiled and said, "Good....then I can cut your hair next...." and I saw that gleam of mischief in her eyes.

I said, "Hand me the scissors" and she pulled away from me. I repeated, "Hand me the scissors NOW". She began to whine, "But you said....". I answered, "I know what I said....cut Barbie's hair all you want but you are NOT messing with MY hair".

She gave me an angry look and said, "You can't change the rules". I said, "Oh yes I can....just another thing I've learned along the way. I can change the rules any time I want to, especially when my scissor-happy daughter threatens to cut my hair next". As she began to say, "Why...." I interrupted her and said, "I'm the Mom, that's why....now give me the scissors. All bets are off, baby girl".

Note to self: Make sure every pair of scissors in the house are locked up in the tool chest in the garage.

* ETA: She has cut her hair on several occasions....and also 2 of her brother's hair. I was relieved that she had only cut Barbie's hair this time....but when it came to MY hair....that's when I draw the line!!




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64 comments:

S Club Mama said...

OMG I hope she leaves your hair alone. Maybe you should get her a wig to "practice" on?? Like hairstylists use. It'd be a fun Christmas present if you could find one of those little play vanities to go with it.

Kelly said...

My daughter had a scissor phase, but it turned out way worse. She gave herself a victor/victoria do, and she gave her brother a style that resembled the mange. Needless to say, I now hide the scissors unless I can watch them like a hawk.

Mighty M said...

I keep all our scissors up very high!

Lee the Hot Flash Queen said...

I wonder if your daughter went to my daughter's beauty school? She cut every Barbie's hair she ever had. I told her the same thing. I just thank God she never tried to cut her own hair!

Jill of All Trades said...

Visiting from SITS today...OH MY GOODNESS...I am laughing hard about the scissors. Mine little ones are 24 and 30 now but so remember those times when there was utter silence and I knew that was not a good thing. LOL. Carla

Karen, author of "My Funny Dad, Harry" said...

I think the haircut on Barbie looks pretty good but i don't blame you one bit for taking those scissors before she got to your hair! My mom actually asked me to cut her hair once--that was it. I just tried to trim it a little but it didn't look too good. She never asked me again.

Bethany said...

Oh no! I hope she doesn't cut her own hair. You know, even with the KID scissors kids can cut hair/themselves. Speaking from experience teaching preschoolers, haha. We have many a talk about proper scissor usage but, you know, that age has selective hearing! ;)

LazyCrazyMama said...

LOL!!! That is too funny! I didn't start cutting my barbies' hair until I was pretty much out of the barbie phase ;) Beautician in the making??

kyslp said...

She's talented! At least she didn't cut her own hair (or yours!).

Crystal said...

YES! Hide those scissors, or else you'll have to sleep with one eye open forever! LOL . . . All is DEFINITELY not well when the house is too quiet, I've learned, too. My youngest (she's 6)cuts her Barbie's hair, too *sigh*. And did a snippet of her own hair once when she was 4 (and with kid scissors to boot!) Thankfully it's grown back in somewhat. And she never did again (I scolded her really hard). But yeah, gotta watch 'em with those scissors . . . :)

Brooke said...

she might have a career as a stylist ahead of her! but i don't blame you at all for not wanting her to practice on you :P

Sushicookie said...

Every little girl experiments with that career option. At least it wasn't a sibling. ;)

Liz @ Sugarplum Creations said...

Why, oh why, is it the scissors every.single.time. We went a whole year with no scissors in the house {or none that the kids could find} because my then two year old decided cutting her hair would be a great idea . . . twice. In the same week. Clumps of it. I'll be praying for you.

Cathie said...

My children never used scissors to cut hair. I was happy to realize that the other day until I picked up my child from her friends house and I saw 1 inch bangs. I asked what happened, she said Mr.xxxx, trimmed my bangs. I was like did you not see him coming at you with scissors? She thought he was pretending until she saw brown hair fall.
The xxx are to protect the wrong doers.

Tami said...

ROFL. You know Helene, being an X-hair stylist, I've seen EVERY disaster there is!

However one sticks in my mind, because it took EVERYTHING I had NOT to laugh. (As well as my fellow stylists) We did have a good chuckle when they left though.

A woman had come in, tears in her eyes, (she had LONG hair) Middle of her back long hair. So it seemed from the front. *GuLP.

She turned..Can you fix this?! PLEASE tell me you can fix this!!
My eyes popped out of my head, I took an intake of breath. OOOOH MY GOD. While she napped her 4 year old son took the scissors and cut her hair about a GOOD 8 to 10 inches OFF!
Just the back where your neck shows. Leaving all the rest.

Her hair was BEAUTIFUL. Yet, I had NO clue as to how to fix it. We all stood there with our mouths open. NOT a good sign for a stylist.

While she stood there we consulted with each other.. All of us making comments and shaking our heads..

I want to keep the length. (we all say NOT possible) at once.

She sat in my chair, (the owner took pity on her) and gave her a free pedicure. (55 bucks worth)!

She sobbed the whole time. But by the time we stylist were done, I had NEVER had a happier client. SHE LOVED her style, I went over her cut with her how to style and how to fix it without the blow dryer, flat iron and product.

She called me/us a week later, then showed up with boxes of See's candy for each of us. (8) of us.. and 2lb boxes of candy for each! WOW

Her hugs and smile (and her lil boy) made our day. I STILL CUT her hair at my house. The same style, and her bending down to kiss her son AFTER her haircut was the best tip I had EVER gotten.

I did mention to her.. When I was in 1st grade a little girl had a pony tail that hung to her butt. I asked to cut her hair. She let me..

and well...I CUT her whole pony tail off..I was in SO much trouble. (hence the reason I became a hair stylist) I love cuttin off hair. LOL

Keep those scissors AWAY while you nap!!!

HuGZ

Mrsbear said...

I think all girls go through the stylist stage with their Barbie dolls. Smart move snatching the scissors. You can never be too careful, especially after a threat like that.

If one of my kids gave me Kate Gosselin's haircut, I might have to ground them till infinity.

Kristina P. said...

Haha! I think she looks better than Kate!

Eva Gallant said...

I thought Kate Gosselin too, even before I read it! lol

Lora said...

Oh my gosh, how funny!

I will never forget the disappointment of trying to give my Barbie bangs...

shortmama said...

I used to do that to my dolls hair and swore that it grew back and had to cut it again later!

Joy said...

I had a My Buddy doll and gave his bangs a trim. I also cut my own bangs off when I was 4, completely to the scalp! I'll have to watch my DD cuz she'll probably have a scissor stage too!

Buckeroomama said...

LOL! That was exactly what I did to my Barbie --my one and only Barbie doll, --eons ago! Only I don't think it didn't quite come out as stylish as Bella's cut.

...and then I apparently tried to cut a classmate's hair in kindergarten. Or so my mom told me. She had to go to school and meet with the teacher about this. Heh.

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

OMG you have an adorable daughter!!
:)

Heather said...

How scary! Keep her away from your hair! Yes, Barbie does resemble Kate now..LOL.

The Lane Family said...

Yes, a lot of likeness to Miss Kate.

I worry about the hair cutting thing as well because just yesterday Aidan let me know that he thinks Avery, needs a haircut. All of the scissors are hidden from now until who knows when :)

Kristen said...

haha, oddly I never went through that phase and while I don't have children none of the kids I babysit have ever done it either! But I love how you took pictures of this.

The Mother said...

Yep. Mom can change the rules anytime she wants.

Not that easy to explain to the kid who ends up being the brunt of the changes.

Lana@The Kids Did WHAT?! said...

That's one I haven't experienced....yet! When I do, I hope it's only with toys!! One of my cousins, when he was 6, cut off his sister's hair. She was 4 and had hair down to her bum. He cut her hair off at the base of her ponytail. My aunt cried so hard, I felt her trauma. And I was only 9 at the time!

Halle@HouseCapated said...

So funny that the barbie has Kate's hair now!

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Amy said...

That picture was pretty funny. I think she got a great picture going. Oh and it does look like Kate.

Jessica said...

I actually really dig Barbie's new 'do! Tell Bella there's a strange lady in Texas whose hair she can cut any day! hehe

KrysTros said...

LOL too funny!

April said...

So this is the sort of thing I'm in for...

McVal said...

LOL! Reminds me of Shel Silverstein's book of ABZs.
"D is for Daddy. See Daddy. See Daddy sleeping on the couch? See Daddy's hair. Daddy needs a haircut. Poor Daddy. Daddy has no money for a haircut. Daddy spends all his money to buy you toys and oatmeal. Poor Daddy. Daddy cannot have a haircut. Poor Poor Daddy. See the scissors.... Poor Poor Poor Poor Daddy."

Jenny said...

That is hilarious! I actually saw a Kate G. wig at a Halloween store. I was LMAO!

Xenia said...

Hilarious! I can't blame you for not wanting the Kate Gosselin hairdo, it isn't the most flattering thing ever.

You never know, your little one could be a famous hairstylist one day and you'll have these pictures to show where it started!

Twins Squared said...

You'd better sleep with one eye open! Too funny! Kaitlyn is the scissor happy one in my house, yet she's never cut her hair. Thank goodness because it does not grow at all. Yet Mackenzie only cuts her hair. She's done it about 4 times. Hopefully that stage has come to a close. And poor Barbie - it DOES look familiar - like one of MINE when I grew up! I gave her some crazy mohawk. She was my prettiest one, until then.

Carly said...

Poor Barbie . Maybe you would look good with a kate hair cut. LOL . So true they are quiet when they are up to no good.

Karen said...

Yup. I would have taken the scissors away too!

Twins Squared said...

Okay now I am laughing because I went back for a second look to compare Barbie to Kate and it's cracking me up how Barbie is posing for the camera like a real person! She is just sitting there smiling for the camera! Am I the only one who finds this funny?

Christina said...

Tell Bella her Barbie is very, very stylish!! ;))

EcoMeg said...

That was SO funny!

Lauren From Texas said...

Haha! Is that the same sweet girl who called me Barbie? Tell her to stay away from my hair. ;) She is SO CUTE.

Alicia said...

LOL, oh my gosh. Can you imagine waking up to a new do??????

twinmama said...

So freaking hilarious!!

Barbie is looking stylish, Kate G. would be so proud!

On a serious note, glad she hasn't snuck into your bedroom and chopped your hair. What a way to wake up!

Thanks for visiting my blog. I appreciate you still coming around even though I have been pretty absent lately. Hoping to change that in the next month as my schedule is going to free up some.

Ms. Mama said...

they keep pushing don't they?

Mrs4444 said...

Well, you never know; she could turn out to be an amazing hair stylist. You could save a LOT of money in the future :)

Mama Jenn said...

Too funny!!!!

WhisperingWriter said...

Eek!

I remember when I first started to cut my dolls hair. I think I got in a lot of trouble.

KK said...

Poor barbie!

shortmama said...

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Mrs. Call Me Crazy said...

Love. Love. Love this post. None of my childhood Barbies have any hair either.

Michelle Hoad said...

My oldest daughter once cut some of her hair. Luckily, she has really curly hair and it wasn't noticeable. My oldest son once stuck gum in his hair on purpose and I cut it out in a big chunk. I said living with your hair like that will be a better lesson than anything else. He won't even chew gum any more. maybe a little too much????

Amy said...

I left you something on my blog today.

Kim said...

Oh, yes . . . the scissors and the Barbies. Been there, done that with my 9-year-old. She has given almost all of her dolls (and herself) haircuts.

Vicki said...

hee hee, who among us does NOT have a haircutting story??
I left an award for you on my site. Not because I won the cute shoes, only because I luv ya!

feefifoto said...

Once many years ago I found a lock of shiny golden Barbie hair behind the couch in the playroom. Funny, I thought, we don't have any Barbies.

A week later I took my son, age 3, in for a haircut and the lady asked what had happened to a lock of hair on top of his head. Jordan (a cousin, age 4) cut it, he replied.

Oh really? I said. What did he say to you?

Want me to cut your hair?

And what did you say to him?

Okay.


To their credit, they knew enough to dispose of the evidence behind the couch.

Mrs Montoya said...

Yikes! Sweet girls with scissors are SCARY! I think Barbie looks kinda cool, but am not sure you'd fare so well :) Good Luck!

Mommy24cs said...

Chills of fear run down my spine whenever our house is too quiet.

Caitlyn went through the cut Barbie's hair phase and her own hair for that matter. Luckily she never got her brothers.

Amy W said...

Too funny!!! Love Barbie's new do!

Laura said...

The video version of that convo wouldn've been priceless! Ha! Thank God it was only Barbie!

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Semi-Slacker Mom said...

I think she's got a future there. Sent her over, maybe I can teach her to color.

Zeemaid said...

heh heh... nothing like a little randomness to keep them on their toes. I love the... you're not gonna take my scissor s away? HAH! priceless. You should tell her one day she will be the mommy changing the rules.

I figure that if the children are alive when my husband gets home at the end of the day, I've done my job.

----Roseanne Barr



 
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