Wednesday, June 11, 2008

I See Now That I Could Have Lied

Ella's bangs had gotten long and annoyed her.  This morning when I was trying to get her ready for school, she impatiently pushed her bangs to the right side of her face.

"Wow honey, your bangs have really grown fast.  I think we need to get Miss Krystal to cut them," I said.

Ella quickly agreed because Ella LOVES Miss Krystal.  When Miss Krystal isn't styling hair at GadZooks, she teaches ballet.  In Ella's eyes, she's a princess.  But then I remembered how tough it was to sometimes get an appointment.  Plus, I knew that there was NO WAY  that Ella was going to get her hair done before I did.  At that moment, I told  Ella that I would trim her bangs up in a jiffy.

After about 5 minutes of desperately looking for scissors, I finally found a pair that appeared to be a cross between kid's safety scissors and nail clippers.  I figured I had luck on my side because I had never used them before so I knew they would be sharp.

I was wrong.  It didn't help that the scissors had a cutting surface of less than two inches, so what would have been a simple trim with any other pair of scissors, turned into several attempts to trim her bangs.  I couldn't get them even, so the bangs got shorter and shorter. Finally, Ella said, "My hair looks great Mommy!"  I believed her.  They were short, but somewhat cute-ish.

When we got to school, one of the teachers said, "Ella, your hair is so beautiful!'  Ella preened, smiled and graciously thanked the teacher.   I was pretty pleased with myself that I was able to successfully trim her hair. I mean, she got immediate compliments for Christ's sake. Right then and there I decided that I would no longer take her to the salon.  I could TOTALLY cut her hair from now on.  It really was much easier than I thought.

 As I was getting Ella's breakfast together, the teacher pulled me aside and said, "Wow, did Ella cut her hair?  Don't worry, I think almost every girl her age has done it. "

"Uh, no.  She didn't cut her hair," I said, quickly realizing my mistake in admitting to the disaster.

"Really???  said the teacher with a perplexed look on her face.  "I don't understa...  OOHHHH!"

3 comments:

Lumpyheadsmom said...

I MUST see pictures.

kimmyk said...

omg. and the hits just keep on comin' don't they?

i mean, how much more can you take woman!?!

and don't worry, we've all been there and done that to our little ones. it's kind of like a right of passage-our moms did it to us didn't they?

Gin said...

OH! I did that once when Little Miss was about 3. The lady at the grocery store, the one that checks your food out, the one that just smiles and asks about your day bidding you to have a good one. Well that lady said to me "Do NOT ever cut your daughter's hair again."

It was that obvious. As they were only about 1/4 of an inch long.