Tuesday, February 9, 2010

What I Thought Would NEVER Happen

As a mother, there are some things that you know FOR SURE your children will NEVER do. You just know it. You know that they would never have a complete meltdown at church (of all places). They would never use a marker on the television screen to draw a pretty smiley face, and they would never take their diaper off when it's full of poop.

Just never.

And among the things I knew my children would never do, the following was most certainly on the top of my list.

Sometime last summer I took my oldest son Caleb to get his hair cut like I usually do. This time, however, I went to a "new" girl at a place I had only been to one time before. It was literally her first day, and while she was very nice, it took her a very long time, and Caleb began to get a little antsy. Overall she did a good job (well...an ok job), but evidently he did not sit still enough for his bangs to be cut correctly.

So that evening I got out my husband's hair clippers and scissors and worked on Caleb's hair while we were in kids' bathroom. After we were done, I gave Caleb a bath. He looked so handsome.

The next morning I was in the kitchen, probably eating cereal or making coffee, and I heard Sarah go into the bathroom. I didn't really think anything of it; she had officially been potty trained by then and was working on doing everything on her own anyway. I noticed she was taking a while - a long while - so I thought I'd better go check on her. At that point my only fear was that she was messing with the toilet paper.

Until I walked into the bathroom and realized...

...I had left the hair clippers in there.

That's right. My sweet daughter took a huge chunk out of her own hair with daddy's hair clippers. My heart sank. I couldn't believe I forgot about them and left them in there instead of putting them away the night before.

Since the chunk was to one side of her head, I quickly realized that I would need to start parting her bangs to one side in hopes that I could cover the travesty. And it seemed to work. This picture was taken the same day after she had already used the clippers on her bangs:

The ones who knew us personally never realized Sarah had a huge chunk cut out of her hair. I was able to cover it up pretty well!

But I certainly learned my lesson.

And I'm also learning to take everything off of my "they will NEVER do that" list. It's a hard realization!


SonjaMichelle said...


How did I not know this happened?!?!

Very smooth though Chrissy! Just parting her hair on the other side! : )

TAMMY said...

You can't even tell! Good thing you caught her in time. Could have been a lot worse! ;)

accesskas27 said...

Oh my!!!!! I know what you mean girl.... when sammy took marker to my house... that is when I quit saying "my child will never"..... :-) You are right though.. you can't tell... good job with the part!

Pennie said...

My children are teenagers now...learned my lesson a LONG time ago! lol They're great kids...but they ARE kids. I'm sure my parents thought I'd never cut one braid off at the scalp, either...

Jessica said...

Great cover up! You can't even tell!

Jessica said...

I know you already received an award, but I couldn't pass on awards without giving one to you! I look forward to your blogs everyday.

Faithful Mali said...

That was quick thinking, changing the part. One time my little man had children's scissors and was sitting by me cutting paper. I didn't think they would cut hair (or that he would consider doing so), but before I knew it, he had cut a small chunk of my hair off.

Oh, kids... they keep our adult lives interesting :)

Kelley said...

Classic. :-)

Oh, and church... do I have a blog post for that!

Mrs. Priss said...

Oh, that is TOO funny! I'm impressed that you figured out how to cover them up temporarily... when my friend and I played Beauty Shop in preschool, my mom just trimmed the rest of my bangs all short to match while they grew out. NOT A GOOD LOOK.

fidget said...

oh my! LOL

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