Saturday, April 7, 2007

So What's a Mom to Do?

I love this kinda "problem"....(I know, not really a "problem"...that's why I like it so much....). I have a thing about messy hair....hair that's tangled and disarrayed, and "in the face" messy. It's not that I'm a prissy girl. In fact, I'm far from prissy...I couldn't be a more avid outdoors-y fan...name an outdoor kinda sport and I've probably done it. So, it's not a prissy thing. And, it's not a control thing...I'm not trying to have a showcase child(s!)...far from that, too. I just.don't.like.messy.hair that is running...well...messy. I'm always wanting to comb it. I chase them around the house with a comb. I comb their hair when they are eating. I always have a little plastic comb in my pocket. (What's up with that??) That being the case, how in the heck do I get through the "let their hair grow out so it can be long and flowing and girly-girly b/c that's what their Dad wants?" Me, personally, I'd keep them in pixies cuts (okay, who out there really knows what a pixie cut is? I do b/c I had one in 1965....) until they are....I know don't how old...just until.

That being the case, here's HairCut Day pictures from yesterday. And, if anyone has any ideas on how to get through this phase (remember, it.cannot.be.messy.in.their.eyes.and.face) then please let me know! :)

Here's us going into the Kids HairCut Place...


Ed and Sammi after Sammi's haircut....

Nothing like a little bribery to keep them still..
Nicki in foreground, Sammi in fuzzy background:

5 comments:

theghelertertwins.blogspot.com said...

Cindy, your kids did way better than mine! My girls didn't have their first (and to date their only haircut...) haircut until they were 16 months old. It was such a horrid experience not to mention expensive that we haven't been back. ha ha.

Now the solution.... I keep their hair pulled up in a top-knot or in barrets and bows. They have just recently started leaving the hair accessories in their hair.

For the record I know exactly what a pixie cut is! Too funny. My mother must have hated the hair in the face tooooo....

Rony

Dirk said...

Rony, you think 16 months is late? Our girls were 26 months old when we did that for the first and so far only time. But not because it was a bad experience. Just because we are lazy :-)

We've been saying that they need another haircut for weeks now.

Of course I'm the dad who wants his little girls to have long hair, too :-)

And Cindy... always a comb in your pocket but you claim not to be prissy? You're stretching credibility here!

theghelertertwins.blogspot.com said...

Dirk, now I'm laughing. I wouldn't have had their hair cut at 16 months had I not been pressured by others. I too want my girls hair to be long. My mother kept mine short as a kid and I hated it..... We are mustering up the courage to have an ever so slight trim. The babies are in a wedding at the end of the month....

Rony

lujie said...

~It's so funny to read your comments about the children's haircut. But I like to keep the long hair when I was a child. But my mother alway cut my hair too short. I still remember the scene that she cut my hair. I would hide every time. But~~~~
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Kristi said...

Our girls first haircut was a disaster! The girl asked if I wanted bangs and as I said, "no" she cut them anyway. They've only had two more haircuts since then and those darn bangs are only now down to their chin. Gads!