8.01.2007

Does Edward Scissorhands Have a Sister?

The other evening I asked A. to go upstairs to get a hair clip and put on her Crocs so we could go eat supper. She disappeared for a few minutes...and then stayed gone a while longer. She's almost four, so getting sidetracked goes with the territory. Soon she came back in with her hair clip (the Crocs had been forgotten--did I mention she's almost 4?). I started combing her hair and proceeded to gather several large clumps of loose hair in my hands and across my shorts. I tried to stay calm, while my mind started spinning on possible childhood illnesses that cause sudden hair loss. I didn't want her to see me freaking out with handfuls of her hair, so I discreetly built a pile.

I gathered up the clumps and bits and went to show Scott. She has a Dr. appointment scheduled this week and I was already thinking of moving it up. I put the clumps of hair in a drawer in case I should show the Dr., you know, evidence of this mysterious condition. By now, I'm thinking in terms of the Mayo clinic. (I have a flair for the dramatic. I'm from the South.)

Scott went upstairs to get something and saw a trail of hair clumps. These clumps though were obviously cut. Chopped. Ahhh...the plot thickens. As it turns out, while A. was upstairs earlier she got a bit creative with a pair of scissors. She apparently texturized her own hair and when I combed it, it started coming out. Thankfully, this little stylist has been blessed with a thick, full head of hair. There is a small spiky spot near her bangs that is a bit sad, but overall you can't really tell she was scissor happy. Whew! Yes, I put those scissors far away.

Now, please don't let me forget to remove the hair clumps from my sock drawer. Ick!

13 comments:

  1. Oh, you've passed a childhood milestone. My son actually cut my daugther's hair two years ago - I had just grown out her bangs and he chopped the front part of her hair - going back halfway on the top of her head - to about 1/2 inch. It was horrible. I was SO ANGRY. It was one of those motherhood moments where I had to put them both in their rooms lest I not be able to control myself. It was awful. She looked so bad while it grew out. Now it's kind of a joke, but still...UGH!

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  2. I was onto this mystery from the beginning being an experienced of mom of daughters! Yes, that girl has a headful of beautiful hair and the blessing is the scissors didn't appear to have caused damage. Yall are precious....from one Southern gal to the next.

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  3. Too funny. I am glad you figured out the culprit. I being from the South too would have already called the er. :)
    Blessings

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  4. that title made me laugh! what a great story for when she gets older!! i would have been ready to dial the mayo clinic, too!!!

    i don't know how i made it through childhood without chopping my hair off. my greatest fear is that k will chop off some girl's hair at school some day. :)

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  5. So glad she doesn't have something wrong with her...and so glad it wasn't worse. I didn't cut my own (that I remember), but my sister did (cut my hair, that is). It was awful!!!

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  6. That sweet girl! She is a hoot...I think the spiky part looks really good on her! HA

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  7. she still looks like a doll!

    I don't know how we made it through the younger years w/o my daughter cutting her hair or her brother cutting her hair.

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  8. Good thing layers are in!!

    Maybe A. can work on my eyebrows next is she would like! HA!

    I have caught K. a couple of times with the scissors, but hair is never on a boys mind...now cutting rugs, maybe!

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  9. I love texturizing...could she do mine for me? :)

    She is sooooo darling.

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  10. OHhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! Caroline did that once. But it was much worse. She took the entire top portion of her hair and hacked it off at the root. There was nothing to do but wait for it to grow. She left the length on the sides and back, so she looked like she had a reverse mohawk for several months. Either that or a mullet gone wrong. GAH!

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  11. oh my gosh! i would die! thank goodness i have boys... you can just shave their heads if they get too creative!

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  12. Love it! My friend's daughter just went crazy with her hair using "kid proof" craft scissors. The hairdresser that came to the rescue cut angled bangs and now my friend is concerned that her preschooler "looks old." haha

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  13. Oh, I'm glad you discovered it was cut and not falling out -- the stress! My E cut a lock of her hair at preschool, and immediately freaked out that she had done it. Luckily it just ended up looking like a layer of some sort. Your A is adorable -- yea for thick hair!

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